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About Telescopes to Tanzania

Telescopes to Tanzania (TtT) 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

Jun 11

Distance Learning Update in June

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - June 6, 2020 “I am very happy to send many greetings and appreciation from my head teacher and staff members for the great support funds from...

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Jun 11

Distance Learning in May

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - Five weeks ago, on April 19, the MMAO Ambassadors held our regular weekly Skype call. And in that call we initiated a distance learning program, starting with...

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Jun 11

Distance Learning with MMAO

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - In April the MMAO Astronomy Teacher Ambassadors moved to distance learning. Read about their challenges and how they have engaged their students in the following posts: April...

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Jun 11

The Biggest, Brightest Super Moon of 2020!

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - April 7, 2020 Tonight we can enjoy the biggest, brightest super-moon of 2020! An introduction the event is provided at EarthSky Full moons at apogee, or farthest...

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Jun 10

Making Water Rockets at Iboru, Tanzania

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - In March Eliatosha Maleko, Astronomy Ambassador to MMAO and instructor at the Ilboru Primary School worked with his students to design, construct, and launch water rockets. Read...

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Jun 10

Viewing the Moon for the Very First Time

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - February 10, 2020 Astronomy Ambassador Zacharia Mujungu, instructor at Ailanga writes, “This past Saturday we enjoyed the first clear sky after an unusually long, long period of...

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