Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

MAV Constructing Mobile Planetarium in Benin with Recycled Materials

Mobile Astronomy Village (MAV) aims to develop astronomy and science education in Benin through planetarium sessions in primary and secondary schools and university centers. The team hopes it will arouse scientific curiosity among young people (including girls), a taste for more advanced studies, and the creation of astronomy clubs. MAV organized an astronomy cultural week […]

Project Aims to Preserve Cultural Astronomy of Refugees in Uganda

Possible venue for focus group discussions

The aim of this project is to gather indigenous cultural astronomy, such as local names of celestial bodies and their meanings in day to day lives, from the people at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda. The project will catalogue and provide a formal structure for storing and sharing this knowledge. And it will […]

Solar Learning Hub Installed in IDP Camp

Due to delays caused by COVID-19, the IDP Children’s Astronomy project was officially launched in February 2021. The team setup a solar powered learning hub which is a critical part of the project. This involved refurbishing an old shipping container and installing the solar panels, computer, smart tv, charging ports and others. On the day […]

Astronomy and Upskilling at a Nigerian Prison

The Astro-prison project aimed to boost morale and create behavioural change among inmates at Nigerian prisons. It also wanted to provide practical job skills and improve literacy. was carried out in collaboration with CAPIO (Carmelite prisoners interest organization), Enugu State. The project was executed on 16, 17 and 20th of August, 2021. The planning of […]

Astronomy Week in Benin

mobile astronomy village Benin activities

Under the OAD project, Mobile Astronomy Village in Benin, the astronomical clubs of Benin organized a week of activities from March 25 to April 1, 2022 in astronomy and space sciences. Several activities were carried out at the University of Abomey-Calavi and some primary and secondary schools in the cities of Porto-Novo and Adjarra. The […]