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Astronomy for development in Portuguese-speaking countries

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The PLOAD — Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development — was established in 2015 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) with the goal of promoting astronomy as a tool for sustainable development in Portuguese-speaking countries.

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We acknowledge the financial support from the OAD/IAU and Brazilian agencies (CAPES, CNPq and FAPESP).

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Correspondence to Alan Alves-Brito.

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Fig. 1: Portuguese-speaking countries.
Fig. 2: PLOAD activities around the world.