Monthly Archives: February 2019

update: report

Project report Ad Astra Academy is a unique project that brings the excitement of exploration to students in poor regions of the world. We exploit curiosity, an essential human trait, to promote inquiry-based learning and unlock their potential. 20 kids from Rio de Janeiro’s City of God favela were selected to participate and, through a […]

final report

Project report The 2nd Regional Workshop of IAU South West and Central Asian Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was held on 20 September 2018 in Byurakan in frame of the meeting “Instability Phenomena and Evolution of the Universe” dedicated to Viktor Ambartsumian’s 110th anniversary. The workshop: • Brought together astronomers from the region • […]

final report

Girls Astro camp, 28 April 2018 at Obasanjo Space Center Abuja, Nigeria Sponsored by OAD, Astronomers Without Borders International (AWB), Universe Awareness (UNAWE), VIXEN Co. Ltd, National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Milan, Italy, National Space Research & Development Agency (NASRDA) Project report The camp aimed to address the challenge of gender lopsidedness in school enrolment and […]


Acquisition of materials/equipment for the documentary Documentary production: The project area was divided into four zones for which the project team visited to consolidate the information collected in the earlier survey. Transcription of the findings has been done. Editing of video clips is not yet complete. The documentary will be available to the public by June […]

Final report

Project report (PDF) The overall aim of KAS18 was to mentor and upskill advanced undergraduate and early graduate Nepali students in both professional and academic areas through engagement with 4 a highly-qualified international faculty. KAS18 saw the participation of 25 undergraduate and graduate Nepali (19) and international (6) students, with maximal gender diversity (12 females […]