Astronomy for development

Astronomy has the power to bring about development where it is needed. Establishing groups of professional astronomers, technicians, engineers and other highly trained staff can provide ongoing economic and educational stimulus to a region. Moreover, the construction of new observing facilities injects much-needed money, employment and infrastructure. We are used to hearing about new astronomical discoveries from countries with comparatively large budgets for science and technology; the aim of this Collection is to highlight efforts in the rest of the world to introduce and develop astronomy and space science in areas where it is not so widely practised and budgets are not so healthy.
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