Category Archives: Latin America + Caribbean

Astronomy Roadshow in Haiti Schools

astronomy roadshow in Haiti schools

Source: U Mass Lowell A team from the UMass Lowell spent a week teaching more than a hundred schoolchildren in Haiti about astronomy, rocket science, space exploration and the lives of famous scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Called the “Astronomy Roadshow,” the annual trip is part of the educational outreach program organized by the university’s Haiti Development […]

Project plan

The project plan for Astrobabies project is available in English and Spanish The activities have three different audiences: 1. Children aged 0 to 47 months 2. teachers, psychologists, special educators and social workers. 3. Parents and caregivers For the attention of children will attend 10 monthly Institutions in which 2 groups of 20 children with one […]

Activity blog

Visit the project blog at This year’s team consists of Tom, Dayana, Ralph, Silas, Cecil, and Sarah. We’ll be running our annual astronomy-themed workshop  this week, for an  elementary school in Les Cayes, Haiti. For our activities this year, we were inspired by two things: a little girl who made a plaster astronaut last year and […]

Overview of Project

We have established a national network of astronomers interested in public outreach to act as liaison between Brazilian astronomers and the press. The members actively pursue the appearance of national research in the press in order to counter the unbalanced coverage of international astronomy-related news; this in turn will bring greater attention to our science […]

Overview of Projects

Las Cayes, Haiti, is a city of 70,000 where only 65% of children attend school, and only half of those will complete 6th grade. Teachers lack support, resources, and training to implement any curriculum at all beyond the basics. Children grow up without access to science education, and completely without any scientist or engineer role […]