Category Archives: Flagship 1

Call for Astronomy Mentors by Astrotribe Project

The ‘AstroTribe’ project seeks scientists, professors, science communicators, educators, and others in astronomy who are interested in serving as mentors.   Run by AstronEra, an online platform dedicated to astronomy courses and activities, the project is educating and training tribal students (from the countryside in the state of Maharashtra, India) in the field of observational […]

Overview: Langkawians Guide Malaysians to the Stars

Langkawi Island is Malaysia’s top tourist attraction but it was hit hard by the pandemic crisis. Even though the sector is recovering, many tourist guides are still struggling with financial stress. During the pandemic, they are not able to renew their tour guide badges due to money shortage while during post-pandemic, there are not sufficient […]

Overview: An initiative for development of local communities in “La Tatacoa”

La Tatacoa is home to numerous fossil deposits, some of which date to the pre-Cambrian period. It is also considered one of the best destinations for astrotourism due to its dark skies, excellent weather and landscapes. During the last decades, the number of visitors per year has been growing, reaching almost 50000 in 2019 when […]

Overview: Guide Training for the Tribal Students (Phase 2)

After successfully completing the training of 15 Tribal Students in AstroTribe 2022 project, AstronEra will be training 15 more tribal students to become AstroGuides in 2023.    Tribal communities are generally, economically backwards in India. The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for the tribal students through working as astronomy guides. This […]

Hands-on Radio Astronomy Training for University Lecturers

The workshop will conduct hands-on training sessions on the assembly of a 21-cm pyramidal horn antenna radio telescope, observation planning and execution, and the use of python-based software for the acquisition, reduction, analysis of data from the telescope. Organised by NASRDA- Centre for Basic Space Sciences, Nigeria. It will introduce participants to python programming and […]