Category Archives: 2023

Astro-STEM Workshops and Mentorship Targeting Rural School Girls in Kenya

Dropout rates are high between primary-to-secondary transition among schoolgirls in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda. Addressing gender disparity and equality in education is critically important for the socio-economic growth within these regions. EMEJA aims to address some of these issues in rural Kenya & Uganda via Astronomy outreach programmes, mentorship, & targeted STEM workshops […]

Training of Teachers in Rural Botswana

The SASB project organised a teacher training and stargazing event at Kanye and Machana in Botswana from 6–9 June 2023. Teachers from rural areas and primary schools students from poor socio-economic backgrounds were targeted. The training covered an introduction to Astronomy and the history of Astronomy, definitions of celestial objects, overview of the solar system and […]

Afterschool Program Changes Student Interest in STEM

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) brings together fundamental research and public curiosity about the nature of the cosmos, all within a heritage environment that is rich in scientific history. Four pillars underlie and support the public programme of AOP: education, inspiration, entertainment and outreach. At the Planetarium, the primary activity is the education and dissemination […]

Astronomy Workshop in Nigeria Targets Female Students

The Astro Girl project, in collaboration with the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency, and Centre for Basic Space Science and Astronomy, completed an astronomy training workshop for eighty female students. The 3 day workshop was held in Ebirimiri-Agu Umuakashi, Nsukka, Enugu State, from 7 to 9  June 2023. The workshop aimed at building capacity among […]

International Seminar on Air Quality and IoT-based Sensors

Poor air quality is a concern in African cities but governments have been too slow to react, one of the reasons being the scarcity of data on different air pollutants. Instruments based on low-cost sensors and Internet of Things are being considered as solutions to evaluate the concentration of different pollutants. The main objective of […]