Category Archives: 2021

Astronomy Video Series in Urdu Continues

The Video Astronomy Lessons project continues to regularly publish short astronomy videos in Urdu targeted at children in Pakistan. The team recently published the latest video, episode 9 on Galaxies. A total of 10 episodes are being produced under this OAD funded project. The videos are made with the local context in mind, shot in […]

Project Trains Girls as Change Makers

The project targeted girl children from disadvantaged, rural communities in Dindigul, India and nurtured them as social change agents. The aim was to create first generation social change makers who can influence their family and society in bringing down the superstition and improving the gender condition in society. The project formed 10 school clubs for […]

Project Improves Girls Enrollment in Rural Kenya

The Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia (EMEJA) project, Swahili for ‘educate a girl child, educate the entire community with Astronomy’ or rather, society benefits when a girl is educated, supported by funding from the IAU-Office for Astronomy for Development, targets girls education issues in rural Kenya. The project used multiple interventions to tackle the […]

Project Trains Students Worldwide Using Astronomy Archival Data

Astrosprint is a follow up on the OAD funded project “Astronomy from Archival Data”, designed to engage and train undergraduate and postgraduate students during the pandemic when people were confined at home. The project had almost 1000 registrations from students belonging to almost 25 countries. Online sessions of 1.5 hours were conducted on weekends (Saturday […]

Project Aims to Preserve Cultural Astronomy of Refugees in Uganda

Possible venue for focus group discussions

The aim of this project is to gather indigenous cultural astronomy, such as local names of celestial bodies and their meanings in day to day lives, from the people at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda. The project will catalogue and provide a formal structure for storing and sharing this knowledge. And it will […]