Overview of the project

Project title: Astronomy lectures for university lecturers, students and teachers in Ghana
Project leader: Dr. Jacob Ashong

A workshop for astronomy development will be offered at the Accra Planetarium to university students and teachers from all over Ghana and neighboring countries – Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together University students and international astronomy educators to promote and encourage the higher level study of Astronomy and make a contribution to taking it forward as part of the country’s development in science and technology. Possible routes into higher studies and career paths will be discussed. This workshop will be an important step towards reducing the “knowledge gap” between students and researchers in this region and those in other parts of the world where highly-developed astronomy research facilities exist.

This school will happen right after the week-long workshop for school teachers. Some participants for the university workshop (week 2) can attend the workshop for school teachers (week 1).