Helping African children become radio astronomers, and other stories

City Lights of Africa, Europe, and the Middle EastImage: NASA/EOS/GSFC

I’ve written a piece for EarthSky about last month’s International Astronomical Union Symposium on Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

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The article focusses on two stories from two continents.

Ikechukwu Anthony Obi — from the Center for Basic Space Science at Nigeria’s National Space Research and Development Agency — is finding clever ways to help African children become radio astronomers.

And Nurul Fatini Jaafar, at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, is working to build bridges between western science and indigenous knowledge.

Published by Graham Jones

Astrophysicist and language teacher