This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
Emerging Communities Committee
Share |

Function:

to promote the development of planetariums and astronomy education resources in emerging communities in Africa, Asia and South America.

Goals:

Astronomy has a universal appeal to people in cultures and countries around the world. However, there are few planetariums and other astronomy education resources in vast areas of Africa, Asia and South America. The goal of the committee is to assist in the development of planetariums and other astronomy education resources on these continents. Building on projects that have already been established in Ghana and Kenya, the initial focus of the committee will be Africa. Projects on all continents with emerging communities will be explored as resources permit.

Dave Weinrich photoCommittee Members

Reports

In Kenya, Susan Murabana and Daniel Chu reach out to all ages across the country with The Travelling Telescope project.

Under the portable dome in Kenya
Under the portable dome in Kenya.

The beautiful dark skies in Kenya
The beautiful dark skies in Kenya.

Looking safely at the sun
Looking safely at the sun.

Anna Green, Susan Murbana, and Joanne Young at IPS 2016 in Poland
Anna Green, Susan Murbana, and Joanne Young at IPS 2016 in Poland.

 

In Ghana, donated equipment and volunteer help led to the construction of a planetarium.

The Ghana Planetarium under construction
From left: Jane Ashong, IPS president Dave Weinrich (in 2012) and Jacob Ashong at the IPS 2012 Conference in Baton Rouge
From left: Jane Ashong, IPS president Dave Weinrich (in 2012) and Jacob Ashong at the IPS 2012 Conference in Baton Rouge.

Earth

about ips | find a planetarium | officers | privacy policy

International Planetarium Society, Inc | c/o Ann Bragg, Treasurer | Marietta College, 215 Fifth Street | Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA