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Central and South Asia

DAP project wins Techstars Global Startup Weekend in Pakistan

Team members of the DAP project founded a social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective, a sustainable and consistent platform to conduct Astronomy education and outreach in Pakistan in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The idea was pitched at the Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) event in Lahore hosted by the …

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In spite of our advanced space program, India still suffers from the evils of blind faith and superstition. It is time for the scientific community to rise up and act against this growing trend. To encourage rational thinking in people, it is important to inculcate scientific temper in students at …

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It is necessary to develop advanced research for astronomy in Mongolian universities using modern techniques. We do not have graduate education/ curriculum for astronomy in Mongolian universities, or astronomical education for school teachers. There is a lack of professors and training opportunities for students in universities and colleges. Mongolia’s educational …

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update: Collaboration with astronomy institution

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have entered into a formal collaboration for AHLC and this project will now officially be a part of IIA’s outreach program. Through this collaboration, we will be able to leverage IIA’s expertise in training the locals on astronomy and handling …

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update: Kathmandu Astrophysics School announcement

Kathmandu Astrophysics School (KAS2018) Date: June 10-17, 2018 Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and computational techniques in astrophysics and cosmology. Lectures will be combined with hands-on projects, professional development and networking, with the goal of mentoring advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students to …

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