Category Archives: Events

Astronomy in Africa business meeting

The Astronomy in Africa Business meeting was hosted at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town on 25-26 March 2019. The meeting focused on strategy, policy, and governance issues related to the field and plan the future of astronomy on the continent. It also relaunched the African Astronomical Society (AfAS), a professional astronomy society, […]

Science Communication for Policy Engagement: Science Forum SA 2018

OAD’s Dr. Vanessa McBride will be joining a panel discussion on ‘Science Communication for Policy Engagemenet at the Science Forum South Africa 2018’ This session will explore the relationship between scientific research and policy, from the perspective of both early career researchers and experienced policy makers. It will discuss the mechanisms of science communication for […]

African Leadership Congress 2018

OAD was invited to the 2018 African Leadership Congress on  on space science and technology for sustainable development in Abuja, Nigeria. It was a 3-Day Regional Conference To Promote Cooperation Among The African Countries In The Use Of Space Science And Technology. The theme was ‘Implementation Of The African Space Policy And Strategy’.  Stakeholders from African […]

SciDataCon 2018: Digital Frontiers of Global Science’

The OAD hosted a session entitled “From Galaxies to the Global Goals: using data skills for development” at SciDataCon in Gaborone, Botswana during 5-8 November 2018. The first panel discussion focussed on methodology transfer between astronomy and other sciences (e.g. medicine, economics) while the second session looked at various aspects around the structure of astronomy […]

IAU General Assembly 2018

The XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union Vienna was held from August 20-31, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. For 2 weeks, the astronomy community from around the world gathered to discuss science, outreach, education, development in addition to administrative and business meetings.  Exhibition space: The OAD team was present at the GA and shared the […]