Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Astronomy-themed Scout Camp in Kenya

The project revolves around hosting an astronomy-themed scout camp designed for students aged 12 to 15. The goal is to cultivate a passion for astronomy, instill a commitment to preserving the night sky, promote engagement in STEM and engineering disciplines among both genders, and establish connections with the Kenya Scouts Association. We plan to organise […]

Interactive Astronomy Workshops and Board Games in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country with limited access to scientific knowledge, particularly in remote areas and among economically disadvantaged populations. ‘Inclusive Astronomy in Guatemala‘ comprises a series of activities aimed at providing these populations with access to the dynamics of science, with the hope of fostering interest and development in science within their communities. These activities […]

Radio Astronomy Training for University Students in Ghana

AstroPhy Ghana 2023 was a one-week, residential radio astronomy training school in Ghana. It focused on Astronomy Instrumentation and Observations Techniques targeting undergraduate and graduate university students. Its objective was to equip students with skills in Python programming, astronomical technical instrumentation, data reduction, analysis, and observational techniques. The primary aim of AstroPhy was to introduce […]

Empowering Underprivileged Youth Through Astronomy

by Hafsa Ghazali and Vania Abbas, STEM Ambassadors for the Astro-Phy Quench project Humans have come a long way. From watching the sky and only being able to appreciate the beautiful, shimmery stars to now initiating a potential adventure to where once only our eyes could go. The study of astronomy is rising exponentially as […]

Astrotourism and Entrepreneurship in a Small Town in Colombia

The small corner of the stars, a tiny house next to the OATA observatory at Tatacoa (Colombia) is the first astrotourism laboratory tied to local fauna and flora, astronomy and care of the environment. Through collaborative work with science clubs composed of scholars from the local school, the project is conducting experiments aimed to expand […]