The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Ghana

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Sarah Abotsi-Masters
Sarah Abotsi-Masters
Team Contact Person, NAEC team - Ghana
Ghana Planetarium

After gaining a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Sarah spent many years in IT in a variety of roles including Programmer, IT Training Professional, IT Support, and Customer Relationship Management. Her passion for astronomy was ignited in 2009 when she first visited the Planetarium in Accra. She has been deeply involved with the Planetarium ever since, and is currently the Weekend and Special events Coordinator, responsible for organising weekend events for children, families and the general public, as well as special events such as teacher’s workshops, school visits and setting up school astronomy clubs.

Sarah has gained a wealth of experience in designing and delivering astronomy and science sessions, both in-person and online, including developing curricula, writing course materials and designing and/or adapting practical activities.

Sarah is the General Secretary of the African Astronomical Society (AfAS), an instructor and team member of the Pan African School for Emerging Astronomers (PASEA), a founder member and Secretary of the Astronomical Society of Ghana, and a project team member of PRAGSAC (Promoting Radio Astronomy in Ghana through School Visits and Astronomy Clubs), an outreach project seeking to promote STEM through astronomy.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Forson Albert  Kuntu
Forson Albert Kuntu
Team Member, NAEC team - Ghana
University of Mauritius/Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute

Albert is a University of Mauritius MPhil/PhD research student in radio astronomy.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ghana's Regional Maritime University, as well as a certificate of competence in health, environment, and safety.

He taught elementary school for seven years.
Albert is the administrator of the Astronomy Outreach project team in Ghana, which is tasked with the mission of "Promoting Radio Astronomy in Ghana via School Visits and Astronomy Clubs" (PRAGSAC).
He is passionate about astronomical outreach activities such as teacher training workshops, school visits, and the establishment of school astronomy clubs and public outreach events.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Eugene Tetteh-Owusu Okwei
Eugene Tetteh-Owusu Okwei
Team Member, NAEC team - Ghana
University of Leeds / Komenda College of Education

Experienced Physics / Science Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the Physics / Science Education institution. Skilled in Higher Education Research, Educational Measurement, Academic Development, Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Education and Microsoft Office. Strong education professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Science Education (Physics) from the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana and also a Bachelor's degree in Physics and PostGraduate Diploma in Education-Science (Physics) from the University of Cape Coast also in Ghana. My research interests are Physics Education Research (PER) and Astronomy Education Research (AER). Mr. Okwei is currently pursuing his PhD in Physics and Astronomy at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds and also a Physics / Science Lecturer at the Department of Science, Komenda College of Education, Komenda in Ghana. Mr. Okwei is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) and also a member of other professional and / or scientific bodies including the African Astronomical Society (AfAS).

Mr. Okwei has served on many institutional and national committees. He was one of the postgraduate trainees who successfully completed the Radio Astronomy training programme in Ghana by the Royal Society, UK / Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI), SKA, South Africa (Cohort 1). His master's thesis focused on using astronomical models to improve students' attitudes and achievements in Physics. He has participated in several trainings, seminars, symposiums, workshops and conferences in Mathematics, Science, Physics and Astronomy etc. He is the Founder and Patron of the Astronomy club in the college he teaches. An Outreach Team Member of the Promoting Radio Astronomy in Ghana through School visits and Astronomy Clubs (PRAGSAC) :https://pragsac.org/

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Ghana please contact:
Sarah Abotsi-Masters via sarahatmasters​atgmail.com

Astronomy Education in Ghana

For more information on Astronomy Education in Ghana, see the Astronomy Education in Ghana document (PDF file 215.34 kB Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team