Category Archives: 2019

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The ArAS School for Astrophysics (ArAS SfA) is an initiative of the Arab Astronomical Society (ArAS). Its objective is to give students the opportunity to be trained by professional astronomers in order to make up the shortage of expertise in the field. In 2016 and 2018, using funds from IAU-OAD, we were able to provide […]

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In spite of our advanced space program, India still suffers from the evils of blind faith and superstition. It is time for the scientific community to rise up and act against this growing trend. To encourage rational thinking in people, it is important to inculcate scientific temper in students at an early stage. Using astronomy […]

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Pre-algebra skills – ratios, proportions, linear equations – are the foundation of all higher maths and sciences, yet are not well taught in most countries. Such math tends to be a gate-keeper in many countries: for example, 70% of US adults are, on average, are pre-algebra illiterate (Eric Gaze, https://search.proquest.com/docview/1696012768?pq-origsite=gscholar). Developing countries have worse pre-algebra […]

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The project is aimed at organizing the regional workshop “The 3rd South West and Central Asian Regional Workshop” on 16-20 September, 2019, at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory as well as publishing scientific and popular materials. The subject of the workshop will be the teaching of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The project will help to improve astronomy teaching […]

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Impact Dome is a mobile planetarium for the Visually Impaired (VI). It is a miniatured sphere in geodesic style consisting of a number of triangular and hexagonal segments joined together. It is printed with tactile constellation for each side – for the northern sky and for the southern sky. Triangles can be placed in any […]