Category Archives: Flagship 2

Astronomy Clubs at Schools in Ghana

The Astronomy in Ghana project organized an instructors workshop, a 2-day workshop from 19 May to 21 May 2022 to train project team members. The team then carried out initial school visits from July to August 2022. The team presented the importance of Astronomy to Ghana to the students and teachers to inspire and build […]

Mental Health Matters magazine: Intersection Between Astronomy and Mental Health

OAD Fellow Dominic Vertue has published an article on the “Intersection Between Astronomy and Mental Health” in the Mental Health Matters magazine. Dominic together with Armine Patatanyan and Sandra Benitez has been studying the opportunities that arise where astronomy and mental health intersect. They are examining the link between astronomy activities and the change of […]

Astronomy for Mental Health Guidelines

Lea esta información en español The Astronomy for Mental Health project explores how astronomy can help improve the mental well-being of vulnerable groups by focusing on the importance of mental health for development, inspirational potential of astronomy knowledge and tools, and interdisciplinary collaborations. In collaboration with astronomers, psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers and other […]

Pilot Activities by Astronomy for Mental Health Project

OAD’s Astronomy for Mental Health project aims to explore how the inspirational and cultural aspects of astronomy can help improve mental well-being of vulnerable groups, working in collaboration with astronomers, psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers and other specialists. The project looks at the importance of mental health for development and the inspirational potential of […]

Overview: Astronomy in Ghana

Astronomy in Ghana

“Astronomy in Ghana” aims to visit various schools within three southern regions of Ghana (Greater Accra, Volta and Central Region) in order to set up school astronomy clubs. The clubs will teach astronomy through the use of talks, discussion and hands-on activities to foster practical problem-solving skills. Students will also be introduced to the diversity […]