GAM 2019 Blog

by Olayinka Fagbemiro, AWB National Coordinator, Nigeria

The Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria will be organizing a number of events to mark this year’s Global Astronomy Month (GAM). Some of these events include:

  • Yuri’s Night
  • Astronomy on the Streets
  • Schools’ Astronomy Outreaches
  • Astronomy Camps among others

Here are a few pics from last year’s events

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Olayinka Abiodun Fagbemiro is a Nigerian Scientist. She has a post graduate degrees in Technology Management, Basic Space and Atmospheric Science. She has spent the last 11 years carrying out Space and Astronomy Education Outreach activities to school kids with special interest in the girl-child, as well as rural kids across Nigeria. She is an Assistant Chief Scientific Officer with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja, Nigeria and currently heads the Space Education Outreach Unit of the Agency. With extreme passion for impacting kids and stimulating their interest in Astronomy, she goes to schools, teaching kids and teachers as well. She is the National coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE), in Nigeria, two international organizations with focus on inspiring kids through Astronomy.

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She has organized so many STEM workshops and conferences for students and science teachers across Nigeria. She has been involved in many of advocacy programs for the girl-child in the Northern part of Nigeria as a STEM and girl-child  Education advocate. She has been involved in a lot of gender based projects for the girl-child in this part of the country.

Olayinka has been able to make several presentations on the various activities she carries out on Astronomy and STEM in Nigeria at so many International conferences, such as the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) Conferences, the African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology (ALC), Coalition Of Wives Of Presidents And Vice President (COWAP) 2018 African Women Summit among many others.