Category Archives: Central and South Asia

New Astrostays Model 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 […]

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.