This is a student from a rural school in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region observing the Moon – you can see its bright light in his eye. The school has few resources but the students are very keen to discover more from this practical astronomy session.
We partner with Airbus Foundation and The Little Engineer to bring an up-to-date robotics and space workshop to schools across Kenya. There is no better way to engage students with their future than by exposing them to the possibilities of technology with hands on-activities.
We take our project all over, and frequently find ourselves sharing experiences and thoughts with a hugely diverse range of people, from primary school children in Nairobi to Maasai Elders in the Rift Valley.
Using top quality telescopes, we guide you through the jaw dropping array of objects in the sky that this wondrous invention allows. 400 years ago only a handful of humans had ever seen what is usually hidden from our view by distance. Today we are able to share this previously unseen world with anyone interested enough to look. The photo above was taken through one of our large aperture telescopes at the widest view – we can zoom in much further and see craters 12km across!