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About Telescopes to Tanzania

Telescopes to Tanzania (TtT) is a successful program that brings scarce educational resources to this developing country in east Africa. The emphasis now is on building the Centre for Science Education and Observatory in Usa River, Tanzania.

Program Goals

  • Visit schools throughout Tanzania
  • Train teachers to teach hands-on, inquiry based science
  • Teach students
  • Train government education officers in understanding science teaching and scientific concepts
  • Bring more NEW science curricula to schools throughout Tanzania

Latest News

Mar 26

The Telescope Has Arrived!

By Kai Staats

AWB Update - January 21, 2019 The most scary, perhaps the most challenging part of this entire project is completed with success! The telescope has safely arrived to the Alianga...

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Dec 25

Update: The Telescope is Done!

by Kai Staats

Since our September update, we have seen the completion of the refurbishing of the telescope, packaging, crating, and shipment to Tanzania. While the photos alone tell the story, I offer...

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Oct 12

Telescopes to Tanzania Update: The MMAO Observatory

Kai Staats

Since the last update on December 15, 2017, there is much to tell about the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory. Thank you for your patience and steadfast interest in this important...

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Dec 15

Telescopes to Tanzania Update: Construction Continues

by Kai Staats

The Telescopes to Tanzania observatory project at Mt. Meru, Tanzania is enjoying accelerated progress. Construction is coming right along with the foundation, walls, and roll-off-roof piers in place. The roll-off...

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Aug 31

A Personal Reflection

by Mike Simmons, President AWB

Editor's Note: We are sad to announce the passing of our close partner and friend Chuck Ruehle, the co-founder of Telescopes to Tanzania an ongoing AWB flagship program. AWB's president...

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Dec 08

Telescopes to Tanzania Update: Prepping the Scope

by Sue Ruehle

Members of the Racine Astronomical Society have been working hard on refurbishing the 12 inch telescope for Tanzania. One member is working on some parts for the mount and drive...

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