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Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development – 24-hour online event

Join scientists for a 24-hour online event around the globe 5 June – 5:00 GMT / 6 June – 5:00 GMT How are scientists paving the way to the collective progress towards sustainable development? How could they do better, and more? International scientific unions, research organizations, science academies, learned societies, and scientific networks involved in […]

Webinar: 2023 OAD Call for Proposals

The OAD will be organizing a webinar on its 2023 call for proposals on Monday, May 15 at 1100 UTC. The session is targeted at anyone interested in applying for the annual call for proposals. Participants will given a brief introduction to astronomy-for-development and provided information on the call. Some of the past successful applicants […]

IAU Grants Open: Astronomy to Promote Sustainable Development

source: IAU The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released its 2023 Call for Proposals for projects that aim to use astronomy to make an impact on sustainable development. The mission of the OAD is to further the use of astronomy, including its practitioners, skills and infrastructures, as a tool for sustainable development […]

Opportunities at IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) seeks inspired individuals from any relevant background, either online or in-person in Cape Town, interested in contributing to its mission. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), established the global Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) at the South […]

OAD Team Meets President of South Africa and Ministers at World Science Forum

The OAD team had the privilege of meeting the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, officials from the Department of Science and Innovation, and other dignitaries at the 2022 World Science Forum. The forum is a meeting […]