Category Archives: Central and South Asia

Astronomy to Create Scientific Culture Among School Students

The aim of the project was to use astronomy educational interventions to create a scientific culture among school students. It targeted students up to grade nine, teachers and amateur astronomers  07/02/2021 Astronomy seminar, Inauguration ceremony, Cooperative Seminar Hall , 8 hours, 73 participants 27/02/2021 Workshop on Basic Astronomy, Modern Commercial College, Jirat, 18 participants 21/03/2021 […]

‘Cosmic Perspective’ Builds First Portable Planetarium in Pakistan

The goals of Development Through Astronomy in Pakistan (DAP) were to provide quality STEM education, reduce gender inequality, raise awareness about environmental crises, and promote peace and equality in Pakistan. The team founded Pakistan’s first astronomy education and entertainment social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective. Cosmic Perspective was incubated in the National Incubation Center Lahore’s 3rd […]

OAD Project Crowdfunding To Train Students as Astroguides

guide training for tribal students

The Guide training workshop for tribal students project aims to educate under-privileged students on astronomy and also train them as astroguides who can work part-time. The IAU Office of Astronomy Development has selected the project for funding through its annual call proposals. The OAD has granted 5000 Euro to this initiative, which is half the […]

Stakeholders Discuss Environmental Protection in Mongolia Through Astronomy

This project organized a national seminar on “Environmental protection in Gobi region of Mongolia using astronomical outreach activities”. Climate change and other human induced activities have had a significant impact on the Gobi region, resulting in light pollution, desertification, increased occurrences of drought, water source depletion, dust storm and a decrease in biological diversity as […]

Kainaat Kids’ Fifth Astronomy Video in Urdu

Astronomy videos in Urdu

The Kainaat Kids Youtube channel publishes astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years of age. The project plans to create 10 astronomy videos covering basic concepts of the science of astronomy. The content closely aligns with the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places) as well. To be accessible to the intended audience, […]