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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

Sep 12

A Letter from Astronomy Ambassador Eliatosha

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - September 12, 2019 This just in from Eliatosha Maleko, instructor at Ilboru Primary School and Astronomy Ambassador for MMAO, his summary of the month working on the...

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Sep 09

Importance of Good Recordkeeping in Science

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - September 7, 2019 at 3:43 AM Wednesday, September 4, Zacharia and Pendaeli opened the observatory for a survey of four stars. The goal was to establish...

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Sep 09

Astronomy Ambassador Elineema Reflects

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - September 7, 2019 at 3:22 AM Elineema Nassary describes the thirty days of our working together as follows. "I experienced many things during the mounting of ...

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Sep 02

First Double Star Viewed!

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - September 1, 2019 Two nights ago Zacharia and Pendaeli attended the observatory in order to establish four stars in the "home" position of the 12" telescope for...

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Aug 31

A Letter from Astronomy Ambassador Zacharia

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 29, 2019 at 3:27 PM From the airport in Nairobi, I reached out to the ambassadors asking for their experience in the thirty days working to...

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Aug 29

Asante Sana Chuck & Sue Ruehle, Kai Staats, and Astronomers Without Borders

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 26, 2019 at 4:25 AM In the summer of 2010 Sue and Chuck Ruehle traveled from Wisconsin to Northern Tanzania, and brought with them three 50mm...

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