Latest projects

WGAP and NA-Logos on a background of starry sky with people with arms upraised

Women and Girls in Astronomy Program

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Etelman Observatory in the Virgin Islands

Beyond the Beach – Caribbean Astrotourism

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Using touch to see astronomical images

Accessible Astronomy Software for All

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The greatest resource that will enable the OAD to achieve the vision of “Astronomy for a Better World” is the volunteers. We welcome volunteers from all parts of the world and with differing backgrounds (you do not need to have an astronomy or science background).

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OAD Projects Funded 2013-21

About the IAU OAD

The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) is a joint project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) with the support of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

Astronomy for Development