Category Archives: Central and South Asia

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 […]

New Astrostays Established At A Buddhist Monastery

astrostays at monastery

The latest Astrostays has been established at the Phyang Monastery in Ladakh, India by OAD’s implementation partner, the Global Himalayan Expedition. Astrostays utilize astronomy as a tool for community development. Through astro-tourism, they generate economic revenue and other benefits for rural/remote regions with access to clear night skies. As a tourism offering, they engage visitors […]

“Moons, Asteroids and Comets” – Urdu Astronomy Video for Kids (with subs)

Video 3 - Urdu Astronomy Video for Kids

The “Video Astronomy Lessons for Pakistani School Children” project has released the third astronomy educational video in Urdu (with English subtitles). The project, run by Kainaat Kids, produces Urdu astronomy videos for kids aged 10-16 years. Its videos will cover basic concepts of the science of astronomy, many of which are part of the science […]

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 […]