Category Archives: Central and South Asia

‘Cosmic Perspective’ Builds First Portable Planetarium in Pakistan

The goals of Development Through Astronomy in Pakistan (DAP) were to provide quality STEM education, reduce gender inequality, raise awareness about environmental crises, and promote peace and equality in Pakistan. The team founded Pakistan’s first astronomy education and entertainment social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective. Cosmic Perspective was incubated in the National Incubation Center Lahore’s 3rd […]

OAD Project Crowdfunding To Train Students as Astroguides

guide training for tribal students

The Guide training workshop for tribal students project aims to educate under-privileged students on astronomy and also train them as astroguides who can work part-time. The IAU Office of Astronomy Development has selected the project for funding through its annual call proposals. The OAD has granted 5000 Euro to this initiative, which is half the […]

Kainaat Kids’ Fifth Astronomy Video in Urdu

Astronomy videos in Urdu

The Kainaat Kids Youtube channel publishes astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years of age. The project plans to create 10 astronomy videos covering basic concepts of the science of astronomy. The content closely aligns with the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places) as well. To be accessible to the intended audience, […]

Overview: Astronomy for Community Empowerment in Nepal

Astronomy for Community Empowerment Nepal

Astronomy has been one of the area of interests among Nepali students and enthusiasts, thus, sometimes ‘A’ in STEAM is confused as Astronomy instead of Arts. Therefore, we opt to use the power of Astronomy to foster STEAM education in Nepal to contribute to sustainable development goal 4 i.e. quality education. The idea of this […]

Overview: Guide training workshop for tribal students

astronomy guide training

The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for economically backward tribal students who will be trained as astronomy guides. This will be achieved through an appropriate online course & a unique networking platform.Key target groups– Guides (Primary)- 9th to 12th Std tribal students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools run by Tribal Ministry […]