Overview of the project

Project leader: Yabebal Fantaye, yabebal@gmail.com
Project location: Ethiopia

Project Description:

AstroBus-Ethiopia is a mobile astronomy outreach program that will be carried out by driving a motor vehicle – bus – to different locations in Ethiopia. The project aims to promote astronomy Education and Public outreach (EPO), and stimulate a culture of scientific thinking through the use of exciting astronomy activities. These activities include sky watching, public lectures, simple astronomy experiments and others.

The proposed outreach program will focus on inspiring students and the general public. Different activities will be carried out, that will create and increase awareness of astronomy and space science. This idea is an effective approach to reach out to the general public in a creative and inspiring way for promoting astronomy and igniting scientific curiosity, which in turn will drive socio-economic development in Ethiopia.