Role of astronomy and space science in fighting COVID-19 and other viruses.

Target location: Ethiopia directly, and the rest of Africa and world indirectly

Target audience: – Primary and secondary school children

– Students

– General public

– People with visual or hearing difficulties

This project aims to develop educational material and give more information and visibility about COVID-19 and other viruses and on the important role of science in general, and astronomy and space science (A&SS) in fighting them. It will include development of a manual, reflecting brief questions and clear answers on what we learned about COVID-19 and other viruses, what we still have to learn, and how important was and will be the role of A&SS in knowledge creation and prevention and protection of society from disasters. The information will be adapted to Ethiopian conditions and/or societies living in challenging conditions. The manual will be developed in English and translated to Ethiopian official languages.