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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

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Aug 16

Facebook - August 15, 2019 at 9:57 AM

by Kai Staats

Today was a slow day focused on just two objectives: getting the RA gearbox to chatter less, and learning to use the CCD camera software. We have known that the...

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Aug 16

Facebook - August 14, 2019 at 1:26 PM

by Kai Staats

While I was in town, all five astronomy ambassadors Eliona, Elineema, Eliatosha, Zacharia, and Pendaeli dove into a book of Messier deep sky objects, making a list of those we...

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Aug 16

Facebook - August 14, 2019 at 1:11 PM

by Kai Staats

Today we discovered the reason why we have play ("slop") in the RA axis. The friction clutch has four through-holes that pass four bolts from the outer most plate through...

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Aug 16

Facebook - August 14, 2019 at 1:03 PM

by Kai Staats

Yesterday saw the attachment of new red carpet to the top of the two mobile work benches (built from the shipping crates) and the "carpeting" of the computer workstation too....

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Aug 16

Facebook - August 14, 2019 at 1:04 AM

Movie nights at the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory! We are watching the COSMOS series with Neil deGrasse Tyson. For the first episode we enjoyed the company of four Ambassadors to...

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Aug 14

Facebook - August 12, 2019 at 11:55 PM

by Kai Staats

With my family Lindah and her son Liam, Bernard and Truphena again in their home in Nairobi Kenya, I returned my focus to the setting the telescope in its final...

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