Category Archives: 2021

Overview: Video Astronomy Lessons for Pakistani School Children

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life. This is particularly true of school education. While there is no real substitute to in-person learning, the pandemic has allowed the possibility of a broader outreach using online and televised video lessons.Pakistan has serious education challenges. The literacy rate hovers around 65% with significant gender disparity. […]

Overview: Astro-prison in Nigeria

“Over the years, Human Rights Watch and activists in Africa have raised concerns on the deplored state of correctional/ prison services in the continent of which Nigeria is not exempted. The Nigerian government in its bid to improve its prison services enacted new prison Act in 2019, targeted mainly to improve the welfare of inmates. […]

Overview: COVID-19 in Amazonas – Astronomy strikes back!

Introduction: Amazonas is the Brazilian state that has suffered the most from COVID-19. The average of 48 dead / 100 thousand inhabitants is a national record. In view of the critical situation, measures of social isolation were taken; airports, ports, schools, everything was closed. Currently, the local government has decreed distance learning through internet classes. […]

Overview: Knowledge access and sharing through Cultural Astronomy in Uganda’s Refugee settlements and host communities.

“This project is based on introducing Astronomy to refugee settlements through student activities, teacher training workshops, public engagements, webinars on Cultural Astronomy all of which will eventually be incorporated in a mobile Astronomy Lab for replication in other regions of Uganda.Project deliverables include; introduction of Astronomy in the general sciences education, a catalogue of videos, […]

Overview: Astro Sprint

As a result of disruption of regular classes due to COVID-19, UG and PG students are losing on precious time. In the present times, is an avalanche of high-quality astronomy data from various facilities, ground and space-based. As a pilot study, we had a Six-Day Astronomy Online School. With the help of short videos, we […]