23 July 2021
National Astronomical Research Institute (Public Organization) (Phr. Ror.) delivers 8,000 Laotian astronomy books to the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, hoping to raise awareness of science and astronomy education in Lao PDR. Strengthen manpower in science and technology
with Special Professor Dr. Anek Laothammathat Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Presided over the presentation ceremony of Laos Astronomy Books 8,000 book from the National Astronomical Research Institute (Public Organization) to the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, represented by Associate Professor Ph.D. Buddha Simmalawong, Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR.
Dr. Saran Posayachinda, Director of the National Astronomical Research Institute revealed that Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand (Currently the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation) and Lao PDR have signed cooperation for science and technology development since 2014. have “astronomy” being one of the branches under such cooperation throughout the period 7 In the past, the PRA has closely discussed and worked on astronomy development with the Lao PDR, such as organizing training for astronomy teachers. Exchange of knowledge between personnel in both departments. Donate a Dopsonian telescope Diameter 10 inch number 3 series Basic training in astronomy and stargazing, etc.
For the latest cooperation that has been concreted, such as the SDR. with the National Science Council Room team. The Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, brought 4 books on astronomy knowledge in Thai language. Stories include the solar system, comets, black holes, and optical discoveries.Prepared in Lao language, published by Sor Ror. Number 8,000 A book to give to Lao PDR for teaching and learning for students, students and people of Lao PDR to be able to understand astronomy. Without language barriers, in the future, the SRA also plans to create additional materials for learning astronomy in Lao language, such as star maps, other astronomy knowledge books, etc.
In addition, the SDA also supports and provides advice on the construction ofThe first public planetarium and observatory in Lao PDR.” From design, construction, as well as organizing training for personnel who will operate in such places It is expected to be completed and can be opened to the public within the year B.E. 2564
These cooperation in astronomy between the Kingdom of Thailand and Lao PDR will promote learning. and raise awareness of science and astronomy education. causing sustainable learning Inspiring young people’s curiosity in science and technology Build people and manpower that will help develop both nationally and regionally. Elevate the astronomy industry in Southeast Asia to advance even more, Dr. Sarun concluded.