Category Archives: Flagship 3

Overview: “Astro-Phy Quench” – School of Astronomy and Physics

According to UN, Pakistan is the 5th Populus country. For Children b/w 5 &16 years, 32 % are not in school, second largest in world (53 % of whom are girls). Inequality is pervasive b/w urban-rural locations. Women’s labour force participation rate (21.5%) is among the lowest in region, as are rates of gender parity […]

Overview: Astronomy Club in Secondary Schools in Nigeria

The core idea is to stimulate interest in astronomy through astronomy clubs in secondary schools. The project is a consolidation of a previous OAD project “AstroBus Nigeria”. This project aimed to establish astronomy clubs in 4 secondary schools with the provision of materials needed to stimulate greater interest and help in the activities of these […]

Overview: AstroPhy Ghana

The project AstroPhy Ghana aims to train Senior High Schools (SHS)/University level 100 students within Accra in Ghana and introduce the students to basic python programming language, astronomy observation and data reduction. A table-top radio telescope (TTRT) will be built using a software-defined radio as a receiver, an amplifier and a horn as an antenna […]

Overview: Scouts for Astronomy

Core project idea: To hold an astronomy-scouts camp for students between the ages of 12 and 15 years to build interest in Astronomy and protecting the night sky, to inspire uptake of STEM and engineering subjects for both girls and boys and forge relationships with the Kenya Scouts Association. What we will do: We will […]

Alumni Teach and Mentor Students in Rural South Africa

Acornhoek Physics Summer School

The Acornhoek Physics Summer School (APSS) is an annual 3-week program aimed at grade 11 learners, run during December and January holidays. During the program learners are introduced to grade 12 maths and science so that when they start their last year of school leading to the South African National Certificate, they are already aware […]