Category Archives: COVID-19

STEM Learning Through Astronomy During A Pandemic

STEM learning through astronomy

The “Inspiring STEM learning through astronomy” project has developed materials to inspire, encourage and educate students in rural areas of Chile, whose studies have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “pandemic learning support” booklet contains four activities for children to discover and connect with astronomy in a didactic and entertaining way, covering  content […]

Astrologos – stories and commentary (Italian)

The Astrologos project has recorded five short stories by world-renowned writer Italo Calvino, inspired by aspects of nature and the Universe, interpreted by Claudio Casadio and accompanied by original music, illustrations and commentary by astronomers.   The combination of Calvino’s wisdom and sobering irony, the relativity of the various astronomical subjects, the professional voice acting […]

Final report

As all education moved online due to COVID, a number of initiatives came up to support students. Tutors however were not always priority recipients for support. This project used the OAD grant to pay for data bundles and tutors time. This additional support made a big difference to the lecturers, the tutors, and most importantly, […]

Astro Classes: Call for students

SPACE UNMSM in Peru invites students in 3rd-5th grades at Peruvian state secondary schools to apply for a series of after-school astronomy classes. These free virtual classes will admit a limited number of students. Coordinated under the project ‘Ask An Astronomer (Pregúntale A Un Astrónomo)’ awarded an OAD COVID-19 grant. #AstroClases Registration deadline: Friday, January […]

E-Learning Platform is now LIVE

The online learning platform is now LIVE. Courses are available on the platform for secondary school students and university students. All courses are free and can be accessed upon registration. Developed by NASRDA-CBSS with the support of an OAD grant. E-Learning platform: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/oad-e-learning/ University lectures: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/university-lectures/ Secondary school lectures: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/sec-sch-lectures/ Instructions on using the platform […]