Welcome to the SEA-ROAD web site.  The SEA-ROAD is a regional node of the International Astronomical Union?s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD).


The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the largest body of professional astronomers in the world and has set up the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF).  The OAD was officially opened on 16 April 2011 at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, South Africa.


To learn more about the OAD go to the following web site:


In order to bring its charter to an international audience the IAU decided to set up regional nodes around the world.  The SEA-ROAD was only the second regional node established and was designed to address astronomical developments in Southeast Asia.