Category Archives: 2021

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 […]

Astronomy to Create Scientific Culture Among School Students

The aim of the project was to use astronomy educational interventions to create a scientific culture among school students. It targeted students up to grade nine, teachers and amateur astronomers  07/02/2021 Astronomy seminar, Inauguration ceremony, Cooperative Seminar Hall , 8 hours, 73 participants 27/02/2021 Workshop on Basic Astronomy, Modern Commercial College, Jirat, 18 participants 21/03/2021 […]

Brazilian Project Brings Together Astronomy, Indigenous Knowledge, and Culture

Logo of OruMbya project on astronomy and afro, indigenous culture in Brazil

OruMbya (Orum, sky in Yorubá, and Mbya, a Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) is a pilot project to celebrate Astronomy as a fuel of life, in which the stories of the stars preserved in the resilience of people from three different continents have been shared over months, through scientific-cultural activities focused on the dissemination of knowledge, promotion […]

Chilean Workshop Improves Student Learning

The project implemented the workshop “Crea tu propio asteroide” (Create your own asteroid) in a diverse collection of schools and locations. Most of the schools were public and located in small communities and towns along Chile, where astronomy is not a common topic in the scholar curriculum. Twenty public schools and 8 subsidized schools were selected […]

Astronomy and Upskilling at a Nigerian Prison

The Astro-prison project aimed to boost morale and create behavioural change among inmates at Nigerian prisons. It also wanted to provide practical job skills and improve literacy. was carried out in collaboration with CAPIO (Carmelite prisoners interest organization), Enugu State. The project was executed on 16, 17 and 20th of August, 2021. The planning of […]