Overview of the project

Project leader: Susan Oduori, smurabana@gmail.com
Project location: Kenya

Project description:
The goal of the Traveling telescope is to promote science learning to a wide range of Kenyan schools in various locations exchanging knowledge about the sky through direct observations of celestial bodies using state of the art telescopes.

In addition to direct observing we also teach science using various hands-on activities and astronomy software, ideal for explaining concepts which are hard to understand, and for a better grasp of the sights visible through the telescope.

Hands on Universe Africa is dedicated to promoting science using astronomy especially in schools, targeting children from as young as 3 years to the youth, teachers, their parents and members of the public.

The telescope has been around for more than 400 years, and through good use of it scientists have made many astonishing discoveries and begun to understand our place in the universe. Most people, however, have never looked through one. Yet it is a great tool for cool science and observation especially in a continent and country with beautifully dark skies.

The Travelling Telescope project aims to invite people outside under the stars to learn about those curious lights in the sky.

About the project leader:
Ms. Susan Oduori is project leader of Hands-on Universe Africa. Susan has been involved in education and public outreach for over 10 years. During this time she has been consistently involved in working to improve science education in Africa. She holds Masters in Astronomy and a degree in Economics. She has taught in hundreds of schools throughout Southern and Eastern Africa, reaching thousands of students individually