ann14004 — Announcement

Cover of the first IAU OAD Brochure
25 April 2014
Office of Astronomy for Development releases first brochure

The IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released a first of its kind brochure that describes the office’s mission, activities and vision.

Officially opened in 2011, the OAD uses astronomy to make the world a better place. The means through which the office has been working towards this goal is outlined in the colourful brochure which discusses projects implemented in the following three areas: Universities and Research, Children and School and the Public — illustrated with images from each location. Wish list projects — recommended but unfortunately not funded — as well as special projects are also mentioned.

Aimed at a broad audience, the brochure is a comprehensive insight into the OAD and its unique role in facilitating education and capacity building and in furthering sustainable development throughout the world.

The OAD is a joint venture between the IAU and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) with the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DST). It is hosted at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town.



Kevin Govender
Director of IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
Cell: +27 824 878 466

Raquel Yumi Shida
IAU Press Officer Deputy
Tel: +49 89 3200 6177

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Cover of the first IAU OAD Brochure