Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Hands-on Radio Astronomy Training for University Lecturers

The workshop will conduct hands-on training sessions on the assembly of a 21-cm pyramidal horn antenna radio telescope, observation planning and execution, and the use of python-based software for the acquisition, reduction, analysis of data from the telescope. Organised by NASRDA- Centre for Basic Space Sciences, Nigeria. It will introduce participants to python programming and […]

China Astronomy Forum Launched to Celebrate IYBSSD 2022

From the Innovative Astronomy Forum The basic sciences provide the essential means to meet crucial challenges such as universal access to food, energy, health coverage and communication technologies. They enable us to understand the impact of the nearly 8 billion people on the planet and to act to limit, and sometimes even to reduce it: […]

Project Trains Girls as Change Makers

The project targeted girl children from disadvantaged, rural communities in Dindigul, India and nurtured them as social change agents. The aim was to create first generation social change makers who can influence their family and society in bringing down the superstition and improving the gender condition in society. The project formed 10 school clubs for […]

Project Improves Girls Enrollment in Rural Kenya

The Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia (EMEJA) project, Swahili for ‘educate a girl child, educate the entire community with Astronomy’ or rather, society benefits when a girl is educated, supported by funding from the IAU-Office for Astronomy for Development, targets girls education issues in rural Kenya. The project used multiple interventions to tackle the […]

Disadvantaged Students Trained as Astroguides in India

The aim of this project, run by AstronEra headed by Shweta Kulkarni, is to educate the tribal students about the field of astronomy and also give them an opportunity to generate an income using the skills gained through this program. These students are recognized as “AstroGuides” and are now set to organize stargazing programs and promote […]