An introduction to Islamic Astronomy

The vision: To develop new and nurture existing relationships with community organisations that lead to mutual benefit, with an aim to increase participation among audiences that are identified as under represented among Thinktank’s current visitor profile.

Project Summary:  An illustrated lecture featuring Dr Robert Massey & Dr Usma Hasan from the Royal Astronomical Society, two highly acclaimed Astronomers, followed by a Q&A session and ending with a showing of ‘Arabian Stars’, one of Thinktank’s cultural Planetariums shows.

The event was organised in partnership with committee members of Islam Awareness Week (IAW, part of The Islamic Society of Britain) and Thinktank.  The event was also supported by Pioneers Leading the Way. Through the support of Pioneers Leading the Way committee members from IAW were able to purchase just under half of the seats available for this event and distribute tickets to committee members and followers. The event featured in the IAW booklet, on the website and involved two radio interviews with members of staff from Thinktank during the IAW slot on a local community radio station Unity FM.

Your contact name: Nichole Samuels

Your organization: Thinktank, Birmingham

Participants: Adults (16+) who are interested in or followers of the Muslim faith.  In this case a large majority of the audience were from an Asian-Pakistani background.

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