Category Archives: Flagship 1

Overview: Bringing Radio Astronomy To Classrooms with Affordable Radio Telescopes

Radio astronomy is a highly inter-disciplinary field involving the subjects mathematics, computer science, engineering, chemistry, biology and physics. This implies that for a successful generation of scientists and engineers to be raised, huge efforts must be made in order to ignite interest in these subjects at an early age. This project focuses on one such […]

Overview: Beyond the Beach- Foundations for Caribbean Astrotourism

The United States Virgin Islands are an underdeveloped US territory whose local economy depends on tourism. That industry was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and the slow recovery was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism tastes are changing, with younger generations more likely to be interested in local, ethical, and unique experiences, […]

Overview: Astro-tourism with nomadic herder in forest area of Mongolia

Our goal is to train nomadic herders in basic astronomy and develop Astro-tourism in around Khuvsgul province, the forest area of Mongolia. In the future the project will be expanded across the country; it will focus on Astro-homestay with nomadic families in Mongolia. Khuvsgul lake area of the Khuvsgul province is the place of blue […]

Unlocking Science – Astrostays Featured in International Science Council Series

Astrostays unlocking science series

The International Science Council has featured the Astrostays project in its Unlocking Science series, produced by BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions. Unlocking Science is a new series presented by the International Science Council (ISC) and produced by BBC Storyworks commercial productions. The series explores what science is doing to address the challenges of global sustainability. It […]

New Astrostays 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 […]