Category Archives: Central and South Asia

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, […]

University Students Organize Astro-themed Events to Establish Scientific Culture

AstraX Astro-themed Events for Scientific Culture

Space Technology and Astronomy Cell (STAC) at IIT Mandi, India organized a number of astro-themed events to establish a scientific culture in the nearby schools, universities, and communities. They conducted a number of online competitions, talks, workshops and more, from a workshop on RGB image analysis of Galaxies, a computational astrophysics hackathon, to a blog […]

Bangladeshi Student Team Developing Interactive Astronomy App

Interactive Astronomy App

The Pothikrit project funded by the IAU OAD is developing an interactive astronomy app aimed at students in Bangladesh. The Pothikrit project is developing an interactive astronomy app to popularize astronomy and science education among the young generation in Bangladesh and around the world. It aims to increase awareness of astronomy and reduce the knowledge […]

“What Is Our Sun Made Up Of?” – Kainaat Kids Urdu Video

Kainaat Kids Urdu Video

The Kainaat Kids project, funded by the IAU OAD, has released its fourth astronomy educational video in Urdu (with English subtitles). Kainaat Astronomy, a Youtube channel run by Prof Salman Hameed, publishes astronomy content in Urdu for a general audience. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020 severely disrupting school education, Prof Hameed and collaborators […]

New Astrostays Established At A Buddhist Monastery

astrostays at monastery

The latest Astrostays has been established at the Phyang Monastery in Ladakh, India by OAD’s implementation partner, the Global Himalayan Expedition. Astrostays utilize astronomy as a tool for community development. Through astro-tourism, they generate economic revenue and other benefits for rural/remote regions with access to clear night skies. As a tourism offering, they engage visitors […]