Astronomy As a Pathway to Science in Tanzania

Founded by Chuck and Sue Ruehle of the United States, with Mponda Malozo of the Universe Awareness Program, Telescopes to Tanzania brings telescopes and science education to rural Tanzanian primary and secondary schools in order to engage young learners in a strong, hands-on foundation in science education.

Without funds for the instruments of science, most Tanzanian schools teach only theory, the learners mostly confined to memorization from the classroom seats. Telescopes bring instructors and learners together, hands-on in the engagement of astronomy which leads to questions about biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

This three minute video provides an introduction to the work of Telescopes to Tanzania and calls for your assistance to help build the first hands-on science center in Tanzania. A total of $14,000 is needed by the first of June, when development of the center begins.

To learn more, visit http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/projects/telescopes-to-tanzania

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