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20 African Projects Selected for IAU COVID-19 Astronomy Grants

In May 2020, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development issued an Extraordinary Call for Proposals that could use astronomy in any form to help...

Science For Development Workshop Kicks Off Today At SAAO in Cape...

Stakeholders and experts in Science and Technology from Africa and the around the world have gathered at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape...

IAU-OAD To Fund Six Grassroots Astronomy Projects In Africa

The International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU OAD) has concluded its eighth annual call for proposals. According to a release by the...

International Astronomical Union Approves Names For New Stars And Exoplanets

In recent years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets and planetary systems orbiting around nearby stars. It is now believed that all stars in...

AfAS Science Committee Develops A Science Strategy

The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) Science Committee has laid out a strategic plan to guide its mandate of advancing science and astronomical research in...

IAU Renames Asteroid After Famous Egyptian Scientist

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Saturday, 21 September 2019, renamed a newly-discovered asteroid after the Egyptian scientist, Farouk El-Baz. The asteroid discovered by...

IAU Gives South Africa The Chance To Name A New Planet

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has assigned South Africa a planet currently called WASP 62 B and a star called WASP 62, as part...

IAU Gives Nigerians The Opportunity To Name An Exoplanet

Within the framework of its 100th-anniversary commemorations, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is organising the IAU100 NameExoWorlds global competition that allows any country in...

IAU President visits Nigeria and Ghana

The President of the International Astronomical Union, Prof Dr Ewine van Dishoeck, visited Nigeria and Ghana on her way to the 100th anniversary of...

Attend IAU symposium 356 on Nuclear Activity in Galaxies Across Cosmic...

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) invites young professionals and experts in astronomy, physics and space science to attend the IAU Symposium 356 on 'Nuclear...

IAU100 Open Astronomy Schools Seed Funding Applications Now Open

Taking advantage of the growing number of astronomy educators around the globe, the International Astronomy Union is launching a call for proposals for the...

Eight Projects from Africa will Receive IAU OAD Annual Grant for...

The International Astronomical Union — Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU OAD) has announced the result of the seventh annual call for proposals. 20...

IAU is funding 100 Special projects promoting Astronomy

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects...

Directory of all space-related institutions in Africa

We are glad to announce the launch of a comprehensive visual directory of all space institutions and industry actors in the African space sector....

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