Category Archives: TF3 funded projects

Article for Universe Awareness

Observatory Establishes Astronomy Library Corner in South Africa From 18 to 26 March this year, celebrations commenced for the South African National Library week with the theme ‘My library, your library’. South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) librarians set out to establish an astronomy corner at the Sutherland Library to advance astronomy literacy, in conjunction with […]

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 […]


In line with the development of high-tech scientific facility of the National Astronomical Observatory in the Middle Amfoang (Regency Kupang – NTT), the demands for strengthening the human resource capacity becomes very important as the form of the establishment of symbiotic mutualism between the observatory and the local community. Community Empowerment Program (Community Development) in […]

Updated project plan

The project has a new PI and updated plan, Ms Zuthobeke Mvakade Email address: South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) library wants to promote astronomy awareness in our communities. Astronomy is part of primary school curriculum and the statistic has shown that communities in previously disadvantaged areas are always left behind with less growth especially […]

Astroproject Documentary

“From Dust to Stars” is the first film in the series of the ongoing project Astroproject. This infotainment film with a runtime of 30 mins takes you on an enriching journey of how stars are formed. It introduces to the audience the basic concepts of Astronomy by answering questions like, why do some stars shine brighter than the others?what […]