Our Global Communication and Science programme uses solar eclipses as ‘teachable moments’ for young people across the world. Our aims are to help students improve their science, language and cross-border collaboration skills.
Next project: Angola 2017
Lead sponsor: timeanddate.com
Eclipse glasses sponsor: NCR Angola
On February 26th 2017 an annular solar eclipse will sweep across southern South America and central Africa. We’re organising a series of educational events at the Instituto Superior de Ciências de Educação (ISCED) in Huambo, Angola; we’re also doing a live broadcast from ISCED with Slooh. We’re extremely grateful to our lead sponsor for this project, the wonderful timeanddate.com.
We’d also like to say a huge thank you to our eclipse glasses sponsor NCR Angola, plus the Angolan Ministry of Higher Education, and the Provincial Government of Huambo.
- Classroom activity for Angolan schools
- Africa gets ready for another sun and moon show (Mail & Guardian Africa)
- An amazing mathematical coincidence (YouTube)
- February 26th eclipse map and animation (timeanddate.com)
Previous project: Indonesia 2016
Sponsored by Garuda Indonesia
We were at Tadulako University, on the island of Sulawesi, for the March 9th 2016 total solar eclipse across Indonesia. We organised a cross-border collaboration with students at Western Kentucky University in the US for an experiment to study the solar corona. This project was generously sponsored by Garuda Indonesia.