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2021

Overview: Upliftment of Space Technology and Astronomy Cell in Himalayas, India

Space Technology and Astronomy Cell (STAC) is a group of students at IIT Mandi in Himalayas, India responsible for establishing a culture of Astronomy in the institute, nearby village Kamand, schools and colleges.We organize AstraX (https://astrax.in) which is inter-college Astromeet of Himalayas. Bringing together space science and technology, AstraX is …

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Overview: Rediscovering Identity though Astronomy

Rediscovering Identity though Astronomy (RITA) is grounded in the use of astronomy as a means of common humanitarian awareness, union and ancestral cultural exchange. Through RITA we will:Build and maintain a diverse network of indigenous educators and students across the Likan Antai, Pascuense and Mapuche communities,Through astronomy, increase interest in …

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Overview: Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers 2021

The Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers (PASEA) formally known as West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) has remained one of the flagship projects of the West African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (WAROAD), since the first edition was initiated in year 2013. The school is primarily …

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Overview: Open Astronomy Clubs for Quality Education, Gender Equality and Distribution of Telescopes

Our project idea is to open Astronomy Clubs (one in a university, one in a secondary school and one in a primary school) for quality education and gender equality, and to distribute thirty telescopes in schools across the republic ( ten in ten state Universities, ten in ten secondary schools, …

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Overview: Astrobus-Nigeria

AstroBus-Nigeria is a mobile Astronomy outreach activity carried out by organizing a march and driving a motor vehicle probably 2-3 convoy – to different locations in Nigeria. The Astronomy activities include sensitization, poster/billboard activities at popular location, simple astronomy experiments and others. The project aims to stimulate astronomy education and …

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Overview: Interdisciplinary Radio Astronomy

The project will create a syllabus/teaching kit about radio astronomy with multidisciplinary characteristics useful for teaching of electronics, signal processing and astronomy to undergrad University level, based on SDR (Software Defined Radio). Radio astronomy is a technical field of astronomy with advanced electronic & signal processing techniques. Typical Radio-astronomy syllabi …

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Overview: Elimisha Msichana. Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia. (Swahili for ‘educate a girl, educate the entire community with Astronomy’)

In Kenya, although 70.4% of girls aged 15-19 years manage to achieve some sort of primary education only 4.5% complete secondary education (World Bank, 2012). Only 3.5% of women (aged 15+) have completed tertiary education (World Bank, 2015). This is due to many socio-economic challenges such as teenage pregnancies, early …

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Overview: Code learning with astronomical ideas

Micro:bit is a pocket programmable device that allows children and young people to learnhow to program in a simple, playful and creative way. Its integrated sensors (buttons,compass, accelerometer, temperature, brightness, Bluetooth connection, LED matrix) allowthe development of STEM projects, in which children and young people, almostautonomously and in groups, can …

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Overview: Empowering Rational Capacity through Astronomy: A Distant Learning Approach from Bosscha Observatory

Problems to address:- Low rational and critical thinking capability at almost all levels which have been hindering the much needed fast development in the whole system in the country, and blocking mitigation strategy in emergency situation (eg. natural disasters, pandemic such as now, climate change related issues, etc)- Low infrastructure …

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