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AERAP 2021: Astronomy as a Unique Engine for Education and Development, June 18

Astronomy – a Unique Engine for Education and Development Jun 18, 2021 11:00 AM Brussels time Session link:  Astronomy is an effective tool for international development because it combines fundamental science and cutting-edge technology with culture and inspiration. Putting this into practice is the pioneering mission of the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy […]

IAU Astrotourism Workshop, 28 June 2021

Dark Sky Tourism: An engine for sustainable socio-economic development Dark skies are an essential part of the scientific, cultural and natural heritage of humanity. Dark sky areas also offer unique and sustainable tourism experiences, alongside numerous benefits for local communities. In this workshop we discussed some astro tourism case studies from around the world. Programme […]

AfAS – IAU OAD Special Session at Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit 2021

The Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit will be held virtually from June 14 to June 18, 2021. Within the content of this Summit the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU OAD) will present a dedicated session entitled “Africa-EU Astronomy Collaborations: Towards the First IAU-General Assembly on […]

Big Data School and Hackathon, Kenya

DARA Big Data, in conjunction with TU Kenya, IAU OAD and IDIA, are organising a 5 day Big Data School and Hackathon event. It will be held 26-30 July on campus at the Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi. The event will feature 2 days of programming, data science and machine learning tutorials, followed by […]

OAD at IST Africa 2021 Conference

OAD at IST Africa 2021 Conference OAD Big Data Fellow, Dr Nikhita Madhanpall, gave a talk on “Big Data Analytics Capacity Building with Radio Astronomy” at the IST-Africa 2021 conference held from 10 – 14 May, 2021. The conference was the 16th in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research and Innovation Conferences. IST-Africa […]