Category Archives: Central and South Asia

Overview: Astronomy for Environmental protection in Gobi desert

The idea of this project to organize national seminar for “Environmental protection in Gobi region of Mongolia using astronomical outreach activities. During Mongolia’s transition to a free market, socio-economic factors such as profit-seeking mining exploitation of the environment have contributed to its deterioration, and consequently, the loss in regional biodiversity. This has subsequently contributed to […]

Hands-on Astronomy Workshop for School Teachers

Astronomy Workshop for School Teachers, 30-31 October 2020 Using astronomy as a tool is most effective since astronomy incorporates various disciplines in science like mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. The workshop was valuable for teachers keen to find new and innovative ways of making science more engaging. The course was conducted via Zoom and attended […]

Applications open for 3rd Kathmandu Astrophysics School

Applications for the third Kathmandu Astrophysics School on “Introduction to astronomical techniques and data analysis” (KAS20) are open online until 5 pm GMT, 11 October 2020:   KAS20: “Introduction to astronomical techniques and data analysis” will be held in two parts, starting on 9 November 2020. The first component will be an online program covering at […]

Final report

Clear Skies was conceived as an excersise to inculcate rational thinking in students, using Astronomy as an effective tool. For more than a year, the project team worked with the same set of underprivileged students from Shaikhpet, Hyderabad in India. Various sessions were held with around 200 students, aged 12-15, ranging from eclipse observations, lectures […]