Category Archives: Central and South Asia


A detailed outreach plan was developed with all the places where the project would target. The outreach map was divided into 2 phases. Phase 1 was focussed on outreach activities in Nandod Taluka and Phase 2 was focussed on outreach activities in Dediapada Taluka. The phase 1 was conducted in February 2015 and phase 2 was conducted […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Sachin Bahmba, Project location: India Project Description: ‘The Sky on a Bike’ is an Astronomy Outreach programme which will introduce the wonders of the night sky to identified groups of economically disadvantaged and uneducated population in Indian villages with the aim of creating a scientific temper. Telescopes will be carried on bicycles […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Jayanta Acharya, Project location: Nepal Project Description: The massive earthquake in Nepal destroyed homes, schools, universities and other buildings. Investment will be required not only to rebuild infrastructure but also for psychosocial counseling to ensure that children are able to cope with the trauma and resume with their lives. Astronomy may help […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Shahjahan Mridha, Project location: Bangladesh Project Description: A pilot astronomy project will develop an Astronomy Outreach Center in Bangladesh. The Center will be the first of its kind in Bangladesh and aspires to fulfill two goals cited in the IAU Strategic Plan: – the role of astronomy in promoting global tolerance and […]

Spreading science education, one telescope at a time

The following article is from the website of University of California Santa Cruz, where one of the project coordinators is completing his graduate studies in astrophysics. By Peggy Townsend If not for a down-on-his luck Mongolian astronomer with a penchant for drinking, 44 schools in that rugged country might not have telescopes with which to peer […]