Category Archives: Central and South Asia

Astronomy Video Series in Urdu Continues

The Video Astronomy Lessons project continues to regularly publish short astronomy videos in Urdu targeted at children in Pakistan. The team recently published the latest video, episode 9 on Galaxies. A total of 10 episodes are being produced under this OAD funded project. The videos are made with the local context in mind, shot in […]

Call for Astronomy Mentors by Astrotribe Project

The ‘AstroTribe’ project seeks scientists, professors, science communicators, educators, and others in astronomy who are interested in serving as mentors.   Run by AstronEra, an online platform dedicated to astronomy courses and activities, the project is educating and training tribal students (from the countryside in the state of Maharashtra, India) in the field of observational […]

Overview: “Astro-Phy Quench” – School of Astronomy and Physics

According to UN, Pakistan is the 5th Populus country. For Children b/w 5 &16 years, 32 % are not in school, second largest in world (53 % of whom are girls). Inequality is pervasive b/w urban-rural locations. Women’s labour force participation rate (21.5%) is among the lowest in region, as are rates of gender parity […]

Overview: Guide Training for the Tribal Students (Phase 2)

After successfully completing the training of 15 Tribal Students in AstroTribe 2022 project, AstronEra will be training 15 more tribal students to become AstroGuides in 2023.    Tribal communities are generally, economically backwards in India. The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for the tribal students through working as astronomy guides. This […]

Project Trains Girls as Change Makers

The project targeted girl children from disadvantaged, rural communities in Dindigul, India and nurtured them as social change agents. The aim was to create first generation social change makers who can influence their family and society in bringing down the superstition and improving the gender condition in society. The project formed 10 school clubs for […]