Supporting the use of astronomy as a tool for development in specific
region and languages, the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU)
Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has established a Portuguese
‘Language Expertise Centre for the OAD’ (LOAD), hosted at Núcleo
Interactivo de Astronomia (NUCLIO), in collaboration with the Institute
of Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal. The centre is one of the
new coordinating offices announced at the IAU General Assembly in
Honolulu, Hawaii on 13 August 2015.
The five new offices will perform two important functions. Regional
offices will coordinate astronomy for development activities in nearby
countries, whilst language expertise centres will deal with language
and/or cultural aspects. Each of the offices will be hosted by a local
institution or consortium of institutes and supported in their efforts
by regional partners. Read more.
More than 3,500 astronomers and space scientists from 75 countries are
expected to attend the XXIX (29th) International Astronomical Union
(IAU) General Assembly meeting, being held from Aug. 3 to Aug. 14. The
two week meeting will be chock full of talks on all kinds of out-of-this-world science. Read more.
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