Category Archives: TF2 funded projects

update: 1 day event

Girls Astronomy Camp Obasanjo Space Centre, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) campus, Abuja, Nigeria 28th April, 2018 An astronomy awareness day is being held as part of the project ‘Girls Astronomy Camp’ in Abuja, Nigeria, supported by the OAD. Fifty young girls are being selected to participate in this camp. A lot of […]

update: Coding workshops

The Cosmic Code: First Contact is a project that aims to introduce coding within an astronomy setting to the rural communities of Zululand (and beyond!). The CosCode programme includes introductory coding workshops using Scratch and Python, all run on Raspberry Pi’s. Various accessories and sensors were combined with the Raspberry Pi’s, allowing for a robotics’ […]

Final report

Looking …Up! Astronomy for All”1 aimed to promote inclusive astronomy education and to highlight the need of integrate innovative teaching of the Astronomy in the Curriculum. The key projects tasks, towards this objectives, were: creating, printing and disseminating educational posters and promotional material, Open Days: open to public Observational Days in Special Education Schools (in […]

Early Career Physics Communicator Award for Jasmin Evans

Jasmin Evans, the project leader of ‘Touching space: accessible astronomy’ won the 2017 Early Career Physics Communicator Award from the IOP’s Physics Communicators Group. In her presentation, Jasmin talked about various outreach events she had been involved in, including her Touching Space project. Touching Space was set up to work with local charities to bring astronomy to […]

Winners of Global Video Competition

A Global Competition on Creating an Educational Video on Astronomy was held by the OAD project ”Looking …Up! Astronomy for ALL”. A total of 46 entries were received from 6 countries around the world. Out of five finalists, two winners were selected in the end. They are    Winners: Stop motion animation video on the […]