Category Archives: Central and South Asia

Astrostays Launches Cosmohub To Benefit Local Community

The Astrostays project has launched a unique women-led astrotourism initiative in India called The Cosmohub. Operated by a local women’s group in a village in Ladakh in northern India, the Cosmohub provides a rich, immersive experience to tourists, combining local culture and the amazing dark skies of the Himalayas. The Cosmohub’s unique dark skies experience […]

‘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 […]