Category Archives: 2021

Overview: Code learning with astronomical ideas

Micro:bit is a pocket programmable device that allows children and young people to learnhow to program in a simple, playful and creative way. Its integrated sensors (buttons,compass, accelerometer, temperature, brightness, Bluetooth connection, LED matrix) allowthe development of STEM projects, in which children and young people, almostautonomously and in groups, can learn and lead all phases […]

Overview: Empowering Rational Capacity through Astronomy: A Distant Learning Approach from Bosscha Observatory

Problems to address:- Low rational and critical thinking capability at almost all levels which have been hindering the much needed fast development in the whole system in the country, and blocking mitigation strategy in emergency situation (eg. natural disasters, pandemic such as now, climate change related issues, etc)- Low infrastructure and human resource causing gaps […]

Overview: Asteroids workshop: A rocky adventure (Taller de Asteroides: Una aventura rocosa)

The aim of this project is to bring astronomical material to students and teachers from less favored Chilean public schools in the frame of Asteroid Day 2021. We plan to create and distribute an educational kit in different schools along Chile.In our experience doing outreach with our initiative “Star Tres”, we noticed that many teachers […]

Overview: Astrolab Distant Training

To get students involved in science studies, lab activities are a necessity, but often scarce funding limits the capacity to implement it. In that context the enquiry-based lab Astrolab was developed. It is based on the analysis of astronomical images obtained with remote telescopes to introduce students to the scientific research method by working through […]

Overview: Empowerment of Disadvantaged Rural Girl Children as Social Change Agents

The core project idea is to build basic knowledge of Astronomy among disadvantaged rural girl children of age group 10-16 in government schools of Dindigul District, Tamilnadu, India and nurture them as Social Change Agents in overcoming superstitions. The project will cover girl children from 10 schools in a span of one year. The project […]