Category Archives: Events

Karoo Futures: Astronomy & its impacts

This symposium marks the launch of the special issue ‘Karoo Futures: Astronomy in place and space’ of the Journal of Southern African Studies. The special issue is the result of an interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars in the social sciences and humanities on astronomy in South Africa, and particularly South Africa’s involvement in the Square Kilometre […]

Xinchang planetarium – Astronomy & Society Development

OAD Director Kevin Govender was invited to attend the South Africa-China Astronomy Bilateral meeting in Shanghai. A workshop on Astronomy for Development was held during which a special planetarium and science museum themed “Astronomy & Society Development” was opened in Xinchang. Xinchang Astronomical Science and Technology Museum Promo (English)

Astrodev Workshop at DARA Annual Meeting

Dr. Vanessa McBride attended the Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy (DARA) annual network meeting and Steering Committee meeting in South Africa. She presented a workshop on how to design development projects. The DARA student cohort will be submitting proposals for development projects in AVN countries. The OAD will coordinate the proposals process which is […]

Data Science for Development conference

Dr. Vanessa McBride and Kevin Govender participated at the Data Science for Development conference hosted by UCT e-Research. The conference focused on exploring the practice, principles and opportunities of data science for development. Vanessa presented the work on the OAD’s data science toolkit. Presentation: Astronomy as a platform for data skills development Full programme is available […]