Initiatives of the North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (NA-ROAD)
16:45 - 17:00
The North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (NA-ROAD) has launched two new initiatives, Women and Gils in Astronomy for Development and Making Astronomy Accessible for All. The NA-ROAD is working to advance additional initiatives in five areas: 1) astronomy for science diplomacy, 2) use of astronomy and astronomy facilities/resources to support economic development in local communities, 3) use of astronomy to facilitate STEM interest, education and outreach, 4) the use of astronomy to promote STEM interest, careers and employment for incarcerated individuals, and 5) advance collaboration and sharing to support Indigenous communities and peoples. Come learn about these initiatives and how you can get involved. The NA-ROAD is a collaboration including the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) in Washington, D.C., Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) in Washington, DC, Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM, (GLAS Education) in Williams Bay, WI, and the Office of Astronomy for Development in Cape Town, South Africa.