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Astronomy enables people to dream big, regardless of their background

Interview of Kevin Govender, Director of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development -International Astronomical Union (IAU), Capetown, South Africa

Season 1, episode 12
3 min / Published

Many of our projects have dealt with schools, universities, members of the public, and families. A common thread has been to use astronomy as a gateway to give the public a greater understanding of science and technology. Another aspect of our work has been on the development of skills to use astronomy to stimulate skillsets. If everyone has access to skills then they will have access to more opportunities. Astronomy has driven the continent’s scientific renaissance.

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