Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

Overview: Developing Basic Science and Astronomy using Experimental Satellites, Ghana

DBSAES7 uses space-based techniques (actual space-based mission) to build & develop a sustainable approach to teaching & learning the basic sciences while developing hands-on skills, building capacity & human resource in Space science & Astronomy. Space engineering, instrumentation & learning, based on the experimental satellite (Cansat) design/mission concept, enables students to gain hands-on experience through […]

Overview: Science and Astronomy in Southern Botswana

Inequality between remote area dwellers and others has long been a problem in Botswana, especially concerning basic education. Distances are great and conditions make equal distribution of resources uneven, a condition exacerbated by the pandemic. Teachers in rural areas live in tents and are often deprived of minimal tools for teaching, let alone introducing young […]

Overview: Astro-Prison Consolidation in Nigeria

In a bid to improve the prison services and welfare of its inmates across Nigeria, Nigerian Prison Services was renamed the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) through an Act of Parliament that was enacted in 2019. Thus, in partnership with Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (a Non-governmental Organization) which has a long standing Memorandum of Understanding with […]

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: Astronomy Development for the Girl-Child Using Optical Telescope in Nigeria

The project “Astronomy Development for the Girl-Child Using Optical Telescope in Nigeria” is a unique project geared towards awakening the interest of the girl-child for active participation in astronomical activities. In Africa, the study of astronomy is lagging compared to what is obtainable in the western world. The story is not different in Nigeria as […]