Category Archives: 2019

‘Cosmic Perspective’ Builds First Portable Planetarium in Pakistan

The goals of Development Through Astronomy in Pakistan (DAP) were to provide quality STEM education, reduce gender inequality, raise awareness about environmental crises, and promote peace and equality in Pakistan. The team founded Pakistan’s first astronomy education and entertainment social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective. Cosmic Perspective was incubated in the National Incubation Center Lahore’s 3rd […]

Final Report of Astronomy to Develop Pre-Algebra Skills

In coordination with its National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), Global Hands On Universe (GHOU) ran a twelve-week online astronomy course for secondary school physics teachers based in and around Kampala, Uganda. The teachers received online instruction and guidance from professional astronomers and other GHOU-affiliated educators, learning 21st-century astronomy, constructivist pedagogical methods and the skills needed […]

Hands-on Astronomy Workshop for School Teachers

Astronomy Workshop for School Teachers, 30-31 October 2020 Using astronomy as a tool is most effective since astronomy incorporates various disciplines in science like mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. The workshop was valuable for teachers keen to find new and innovative ways of making science more engaging. The course was conducted via Zoom and attended […]

Behold the sky: Final report

Behold the Sky is an ongoing project that consists of loaning of solar PST telescopes and education material to teachers (AstroKits) that receive training in solar astrophysics topics.  Goals: make available 2 new AstroKits (there were 3) as well as reformulate and include new education materials on all kits. We completed 5 Astrokits: We bought […]

Final report

The Supernova Foundation is a global, virtual mentoring programme for women in physics. We have nearly 50 senior women scientists who volunteer as mentors and about 90 women undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world. Finding we were growing faster than we had administrative capacity to support, we received funding from the OAD to […]