Category Archives: 2021

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 […]

Overview: Astronomy Motivation Activities in Rural India

India has to do lots of works to popular astronomy for the students as well as public. In urban area, popular astronomy lectures on astronomy are held in a big hall. Students enjoy it. But they have no scope to proceed themselves to astronomy because their curriculum. So, this project is valuable to initiate astronomy […]