Monthly Archives: January 2021

Final report

As all education moved online due to COVID, a number of initiatives came up to support students. Tutors however were not always priority recipients for support. This project used the OAD grant to pay for data bundles and tutors time. This additional support made a big difference to the lecturers, the tutors, and most importantly, […]

New Mentorship Program PENTA

PENTA is a 5-month mentorship programme with a twist. It is designed as a 5-by-5 matrix, with women selected across 5 regions (Africa, Latin & North America, Middle East, Europe, Asia) at 5 different career stages (executive, professional, university student, high schooler, schooler). Within this matrix of 25 women and girls, each member mentors and […]

Astro Classes: Call for students

SPACE UNMSM in Peru invites students in 3rd-5th grades at Peruvian state secondary schools to apply for a series of after-school astronomy classes. These free virtual classes will admit a limited number of students. Coordinated under the project ‘Ask An Astronomer (Pregúntale A Un Astrónomo)’ awarded an OAD COVID-19 grant. #AstroClases Registration deadline: Friday, January […]

E-Learning Platform is now LIVE

The online learning platform is now LIVE. Courses are available on the platform for secondary school students and university students. All courses are free and can be accessed upon registration. Developed by NASRDA-CBSS with the support of an OAD grant. E-Learning platform: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/oad-e-learning/ University lectures: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/university-lectures/ Secondary school lectures: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/sec-sch-lectures/ Instructions on using the platform […]

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 the one and only of […]