Tag Archives: India

Call for Astronomy Mentors by Astrotribe Project

The ‘AstroTribe’ project seeks scientists, professors, science communicators, educators, and others in astronomy who are interested in serving as mentors.   Run by AstronEra, an online platform dedicated to astronomy courses and activities, the project is educating and training tribal students (from the countryside in the state of Maharashtra, India) in the field of observational […]

Overview: Guide Training for the Tribal Students (Phase 2)

After successfully completing the training of 15 Tribal Students in AstroTribe 2022 project, AstronEra will be training 15 more tribal students to become AstroGuides in 2023.    Tribal communities are generally, economically backwards in India. The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for the tribal students through working as astronomy guides. This […]

Project Trains Girls as Change Makers

The project targeted girl children from disadvantaged, rural communities in Dindigul, India and nurtured them as social change agents. The aim was to create first generation social change makers who can influence their family and society in bringing down the superstition and improving the gender condition in society. The project formed 10 school clubs for […]

Disadvantaged Students Trained as Astroguides in India

The aim of this project, run by AstronEra headed by Shweta Kulkarni, is to educate the tribal students about the field of astronomy and also give them an opportunity to generate an income using the skills gained through this program. These students are recognized as “AstroGuides” and are now set to organize stargazing programs and promote […]

Astronomy to Create Scientific Culture Among School Students

The aim of the project was to use astronomy educational interventions to create a scientific culture among school students. It targeted students up to grade nine, teachers and amateur astronomers  07/02/2021 Astronomy seminar, Inauguration ceremony, Cooperative Seminar Hall , 8 hours, 73 participants 27/02/2021 Workshop on Basic Astronomy, Modern Commercial College, Jirat, 18 participants 21/03/2021 […]