Category Archives: 2018

update: 1-week program

Ad Astra returned to Rio de Janeiro’s City of God in July of 2018, to continue the mission of inspiring young explorers to pursue their curiosity using the theme of planetary habitability. Partnering with the Instituto Presbiteriano Álvaro Reis (INPAR), the Ad Astra curriculum followed a 1-week format, culminating in a capstone project using data from NASA’s […]

update: summer school and projects

DASN Summer School update: We assigned students different projects and we received more than 25 reports from students. B.Sc. Physics Project Work Assistance: We are currently working with different colleges of the students. We have formulated few problems for the interested students and will be guiding them for their research work. We are receiving several […]

update: Collaboration with astronomy institution

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have entered into a formal collaboration for AHLC and this project will now officially be a part of IIA’s outreach program. Through this collaboration, we will be able to leverage IIA’s expertise in training the locals on astronomy and handling telescopes along with utilising their […]

Big Data in Astronomy: A Tool for Social Innovation

As the big data deluge continues across the world amidst privacy concerns, various groups are beginning to utilise it as a ‘force for good’. Astronomers are not far behind, applying their big data skills to tackle societal challenges. Challenges in public health, disaster management and environmental protection may be addressed by big data and related […]