Category Archives: Central and South Asia

Overview: Guide training workshop for tribal students

astronomy guide training

The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for economically backward tribal students who will be trained as astronomy guides. This will be achieved through an appropriate online course & a unique networking platform.Key target groups– Guides (Primary)- 9th to 12th Std tribal students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools run by Tribal Ministry […]

Overview: Astro-tourism with nomadic herder in forest area of Mongolia

Astro-tourism with nomadic herder

Our goal is to train nomadic herders in basic astronomy and develop Astro-tourism in around Khuvsgul province, the forest area of Mongolia. In the future the project will be expanded across the country; it will focus on Astro-homestay with nomadic families in Mongolia. Khuvsgul lake area of the Khuvsgul province is the place of blue […]

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 […]