Category Archives: Central and South Asia

Astronomical Data Analysis Workshop (21-31 August 2021)

screenshot of the Astro Sprint website

The Astro Sprint project is organizing its second astronomical data analysis workshop, Discovery, online from 21-31 August 2021. The Astro Sprint OAD project has opened registrations for its second workshop on astronomical data analysis. Participants will be shown step-by-step techniques of accessing and analysing astronomy data from the internet. Certificates will be provided to students […]

OAD Project Selected as LCO Global Sky Partner

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Sky Partners poster

Shristi Astronomy has been selected as a LCO Global Sky Partner and will receive time on the Las Cumbres Observatory telescope network. Shristi Astronomy in India coordinates the OAD Project Astro Sprint which trains students on accessing and analysing astronomy data available online. Students are trained on virtual observatory tools and programmimg techniques and will […]

“Planets of the Solar System” – Video by OAD Project

Second video from Kainaat Kids (Urdu with English subs) on the ‘Planets of our solar system’. The channel covers basic concepts of astronomy, many of which are part of the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places). Supported by the OAD through the annual call for proposals.

OAD Project Releases First Astronomy Kids Video in Urdu

Kainaat Kids, which produces astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years, released its first video last week. The videos will cover basic concepts of the science of astronomy, many of which are part of the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places). They will also have subtitles to help kids who speak other […]

Astronomy Themed Scientific Box Helps Mongolian Students

Astronomy Themed Scientific Box

An astronomy-themed “Scientific box” was developed and distributed to school students and teachers in remote areas of Mongolia. The box, developed by university students and amateur astronomers, included handouts, video talks, presentations and lessons, which served as STEM education tools for the classroom. School teachers helped to distribute the scientific box to students and families […]