Category Archives: 2020

Astronomy as a Tool to Face COVID-19 Isolation in an Indigenous Village

Under Other Skies project to face COVID-19 Isolation in Indigenous Village

The “Under Other Skies” project is using astronomy as a tool to help face COVID-19 induced isolation in the indigenous village ‘Aldeia Verde’, in Mina Gerais, Brazil. It aims at bridging different visions of the Universe by collecting indigenous knowledge. The project’s main objective is to record, transcribe and translate unpublished songs about the sky […]

Madagascar STEM Non-profit Completes a Successful OAD Project

Madagascar STEM non-profit completes LAMPS project

A team of female scientists from Ikala STEM (Women in STEM – Madagascar) implemented LAMPS, a project to directly address the inequality between urban and rural Madagascar in accessing quality STEM education and to showcase the relevance of science in everyday life. Originally planned to be held in the AVN-host city of Arivonimamo, this OAD-funded […]

‘DIY Universe’ Virtual Summer Program Enriches Learning During the Pandemic

DIY universe Virtual Summer Program

Families rely on summer programs to provide enriching experiences, a supportive community, and to address gaps in learning. Due to social distancing constraints during the summer of 2020, youth faced months of unfocused, unstructured time during which it was expected that learning gaps would expand between those whose families were able to provide alternative enriching […]

Bangladeshi Student Team Developing Interactive Astronomy App

Interactive Astronomy App

The Pothikrit project funded by the IAU OAD is developing an interactive astronomy app aimed at students in Bangladesh. The Pothikrit project is developing an interactive astronomy app to popularize astronomy and science education among the young generation in Bangladesh and around the world. It aims to increase awareness of astronomy and reduce the knowledge […]

CosmoAmautas: Astrophysics Teaching Material for High School (Spanish)

The CosmoAmautas project funded by the IAU OAD has published an astrophysics book (Spanish) for high school teachers. “CosmoAmautas: Astrophysics in the classroom” is a text and activity book with astrophysics teaching material for high school teachers. The content is written in Spanish and intended as introductory material for teachers who want to integrate astronomy […]