Tag Archives: astro-tourism

Overview: Astro Tourism Development in Tanzania

Astrotourism Tanzania

Tourism is a leading source of revenue for the Tanzanian Government (17% GDP, 25% foreign exchange). Basically, one-third of the country hosts dark skies in game parks and nature reserves; and geographic location near equator allows 90% of the night sky to be seen between dusk and dawn; and 16-ton Mbozi meteorite in Mbeya can […]

Overview: Beyond the Beach- Foundations for Caribbean Astrotourism

Caribbean Astrotourism

The United States Virgin Islands are an underdeveloped US territory whose local economy depends on tourism. That industry was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and the slow recovery was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism tastes are changing, with younger generations more likely to be interested in local, ethical, and unique experiences, […]

Overview: Guide training workshop for tribal students

astronomy guide training

The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for economically backward tribal students who will be trained as astronomy guides. This will be achieved through an appropriate online course & a unique networking platform.Key target groups– Guides (Primary)- 9th to 12th Std tribal students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools run by Tribal Ministry […]

Overview: Astro-tourism with nomadic herder in forest area of Mongolia

Astro-tourism with nomadic herder

Our goal is to train nomadic herders in basic astronomy and develop Astro-tourism in around Khuvsgul province, the forest area of Mongolia. In the future the project will be expanded across the country; it will focus on Astro-homestay with nomadic families in Mongolia. Khuvsgul lake area of the Khuvsgul province is the place of blue […]