Category Archives: TF1 funded projects

Overview of Project

We will introduce the topic of Radio Astrophysics to students in the last year of careers in Physics, Engineering and related areas. The registration will be open to Universities of the Latin American Region that does not have or is implementing radio astronomical infrastructure. Our motivation to promote this specific area is the relatively recent […]

Overview of Project

In previous years Starlight in the university lab: Practical activities for Scientific Skills (or in short Astrolab) was developed. Astrolab is an inquiry-based lab primarily for undergraduate students. It is implemented in Nigeria, Rwanda, and Zambia. (see Reports on the OAD/Projects Funded/TF1). Astrolab was presented at the Mearim IV Conference in 2017. The audience considered it […]

Final report

This project was delayed to the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. Unfortunately, University Grant Commission, Ministry of Science & Technology withdrew their commitment to support this school. So the project was downscaled for 35 participants instead of the original 120 participants NSAS was conducted during 20-23 December 2016 successfully. The budget of the School […]

Crowdfunding campaign

Crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for West African Astronomy School 2017 WAISSYA 2017 will be held in Accra, Ghana, in August 2017, hosted by the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute — your help supports more students to attend! WAISSYA 2017 is supported by grants from the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, the Square Kilometer Array, the Abdus-Salam […]

Workshop Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the registration for the Big Data in Astronomy: A Potential Tool For Social Innovation (BArIStA)​ workshop running from the​ 7 – 11 August 2017 (Flic en Flac, Mauritius) is now open. This international Joint Exchange Development Initiative (JEDI) workshop is partially funded by the task force on Astronomy for Universities and […]