Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Astronomy Themed Scientific Box Helps Mongolian Students

Astronomy Themed Scientific Box

An astronomy-themed “Scientific box” was developed and distributed to school students and teachers in remote areas of Mongolia. The box, developed by university students and amateur astronomers, included handouts, video talks, presentations and lessons, which served as STEM education tools for the classroom. School teachers helped to distribute the scientific box to students and families […]

Astronomy Citizen Science Engages Students During COVID-19

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An astronomy citizen science project trained students to classify images as part of a SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) program. The aim was to address students’ lack of academic engagement during school and university closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the citizen science project is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence […]

Astronomy Videos in Haitian Creole

Astronomy Videos in Haitian Creole

The ‘Astronomy Lakay Vodcasting‘ project broadcast basic astronomy videos in the Haitian Creole language during the COVID-19 lockdown in Haiti. Originally designed for 6 months, it was carried out mainly from April to October 2020 on  Youtube and also distributed on other social networks: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the blog of the Société Haïtienne […]

Healthcare Facility Data for South Africa In Response to COVID-19

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The main objective of the project was to create a tool to allow easy access to healthcare facility data for the general public, decision-makers, NGOs, and others, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data is important to identify gaps, risks, and excess resources that can be deployed elsewhere. The following were developed by the project: a […]

Astronomy Roadshow in Haiti Schools

astronomy roadshow in Haiti schools

Source: U Mass Lowell A team from the UMass Lowell spent a week teaching more than a hundred schoolchildren in Haiti about astronomy, rocket science, space exploration and the lives of famous scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Called the “Astronomy Roadshow,” the annual trip is part of the educational outreach program organized by the university’s Haiti Development […]