Category Archives: Central and South Asia

“Touch of the Universe” activity led in India

A report of activity from a recipient of the “Touch of the Universe” kit, Divyadarshan Purohit from India “It was very keen demand for a long time for useful system with help of which we can show the sky to the visually impaired. The IAU-OAD & University of Valencia have recently developed a specially designed […]

Overview of the project

Project title: Documentary Series on Astronomy Research in India Project leader: Mr. Rakesh Rao Astronomy has developed from bare naked eye observations in the past to the use of the sophisticated instruments, like large telescopes, better imaging devices, satellite and space missions in the recent times. Research in the field of Astronomy requires large fraction […]


Project location: Mongolia Project leader: Tuguldur Sukhbold, In Mongolia, astronomy is not part of the standard high school curriculum and only a few schools even address it as part of the physics class. In the whole country only a few schools have telescopes, but almost all of them are too old and unusable. Therefore, in order to promote the teaching […]