Category Archives: TF2 funded projects

final report

Girls Astro camp, 28 April 2018 at Obasanjo Space Center Abuja, Nigeria Sponsored by OAD, Astronomers Without Borders International (AWB), Universe Awareness (UNAWE), VIXEN Co. Ltd, National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Milan, Italy, National Space Research & Development Agency (NASRDA) Project report The camp aimed to address the challenge of gender lopsidedness in school enrolment and […]

update: documentary at Film Festival

A documentary based on the project was screened at the Borrego Springs Film Festival.  More information at: The Mars Academy Director: Hank Leukart Four scientists travel to Brazil’s City of God, an impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighborhood, where they spend two weeks in a local school teaching kids about science. There, they surprise the kids […]

Winner of Falling Walls Engage 2018

Francesca Fragcoudi, PI of Columba Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace was one of two winners of the Falling Walls Engage for 2018. Falling Walls Engage is an international platform for all forms of science engagement, hosted by Falling Walls in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Its goal is to showcase successful science engagement projects from […]

update: 1-week program

Ad Astra returned to Rio de Janeiro’s City of God in July of 2018, to continue the mission of inspiring young explorers to pursue their curiosity using the theme of planetary habitability. Partnering with the Instituto Presbiteriano Álvaro Reis (INPAR), the Ad Astra curriculum followed a 1-week format, culminating in a capstone project using data from NASA’s […]

update: Activities

We  developed the following activities on the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santiago and Fogo: (1) continuing education courses for teachers along the lines of international program Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP); (2) astronomy sessions for students; (3) public activities of observation of the sky and the sun with telescopes; (4) activities with children […]