Category Archives: Central and South Asia

update: first telescopes installed

GHE selected 30 women from over 15 remote villages of Ladakh for commencing this project. All of them underwent an intensive training in Leh on the basics of astronomy and using telescopes and how they can leverage one of their most valuable assets (clear night skies) as a tool for creating new revenue streams for […]

Final report

Project report (PDF) The overall aim of KAS18 was to mentor and upskill advanced undergraduate and early graduate Nepali students in both professional and academic areas through engagement with 4 a highly-qualified international faculty. KAS18 saw the participation of 25 undergraduate and graduate Nepali (19) and international (6) students, with maximal gender diversity (12 females […]

DAP project wins Techstars Global Startup Weekend in Pakistan

Team members of the DAP project founded a social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective, a sustainable and consistent platform to conduct Astronomy education and outreach in Pakistan in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The idea was pitched at the Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) event in Lahore hosted by the National Incubation Center (NIC) in […]


In spite of our advanced space program, India still suffers from the evils of blind faith and superstition. It is time for the scientific community to rise up and act against this growing trend. To encourage rational thinking in people, it is important to inculcate scientific temper in students at an early stage. Using astronomy […]