Imperative's Christopher Phillips launches astronomy education project for challenging environments

Imperative Space associate Christopher Phillips has announced a project to help revitalise astronomy education and stimulate wider science education in schools in challenging environments around the world.

Working with Astronomers without Borders, the Astronomy Association of Afghanistan and Imperative Space, Christopher originally planned a project with schools in Kabul and in remote areas of Afghanistan in Autumn 2012, to provide lessons and observing sessions, and to distribute teaching resources and a specially written introductory book about Astronomy.

However, the worsening security situation in Afghanistan forced a delay to this initial project, and so the initiative has widened its scope to a longer-term plan in more countries, working with local partners on the ground in each case.

The project is not-for-profit and volunteer-led and the partner organisations are providing support free of charge.

Further information can be found in our 'Latest Projects' section here.