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The project “Promoting Astronomy in Ghana through School Visits and Astronomy Clubs”

(PRAGSAC) opens a large door of activity into various practical astronomy topics to unleash students’ interest in science for an informed career choice.

Our Core Values

About the Project

Project Objective

PRAGSAC seeks to work through school visits and school clubs to give students first-hand practical Astronomy information and an appreciation of the importance and benefits of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory (GRAO) at Kuntunse.

Project Duration

The project set to commence in August 2018 in Schools near the GRAO will involve the design and development of learning materials; workshops, schools visits, formation of astronomy clubs, an interactive website to showcase activities in different schools and the maiden quiz on astronomy for Junior High School students. Students will have the opportunity to visit the observatory at Kuntunse and the planetarium in Accra.

Project Results

The PRAGSAC website will report on activities of the clubs. However, formal monthly reports will also be drafted. The project aims that by December 2018, around 500 students will be have been introduced to astronomy and radio astronomy through initial school visits, and astronomy clubs will have been set up in 4 schools.

About Us

The project “Promoting Astronomy in Ghana through School Visits and Astronomy Clubs” (PRAGSAC) opens a large door of activity into various practical astronomy topics to unleash students’ interest in science for an informed career choice.


Promote Astronomy through schools and clubs.


Improve everyday life of individual and promote national development through applying the Astronomy principles and adopting astronomy skillset.


Why Partner with Us?

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Albert K. Forson


He is currently an MPhil DARA scholar at the University of Mauritius, working on an array of small parabolic antennas under the supervision of Prof. Nalini Heeralall-Issur, Prof. Avinash A. Deshpande, Prof. Peter Wilkinson, Dr Kumar Golap, and Dr Yashwantsing Surnam.

He graduated from the Regional Maritime University Ghana with a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Certificate of Proficiency in Health, Environment, and Safety. During his national service at the Ghana Atomic Commission Energy, he worked as an electrical and electronics intern engineer at the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory (GRAO) with the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) control and monitoring team between 2016 and 2018.
In 2017/2018, he was a participant in the third cohort of basic radio astronomy and astrophysics training facilitated by DARA (Development of Africa with Radio Astronomy), which was financed by the Newton Fund.

Albert is the IAU Astronomy Education Coordinator [NAEC] for Ghana at the moment and the PRAGSAG’s administrator. He is highly interested in and involved in STEAM outreach education for young people, particularly astronomy.

He strongly holds the faith that. If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. “The vision pulls you.” Your limitation is only your imagination, “said Steve Jobs.

Joshua Kalognia

Programmes & Event Coordinator

Joshua Kalognia is from Ghana and is a Physicist and a research scientist. He is a cohort 2 graduate of the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) basic training program in radio astronomy at the Ghana Space Science Technology Institute (GSSTI) He has undergone training in High Performance Computing (HPC) for astronomers at the GSSTI. He is the programmes and events coordinator of the outreach team in promoting radio astronomy in Ghana through school visits and astronomy clubs (PRAGSAC). He is a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and was the Logistics Lead for the 4th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) 2021 in Ghana. His passion is to promote science for the development of Africa and the world as a whole.

Naomi Asabre-Frimpong

Administrative secretary

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Stephen Ofoe Sottie

Assistant administrative secretary

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Our team

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Sarah Abotsi-Masters

CertHE Astronomy

Sarah’s 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, 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 a member of the Outreach Committee of the African Astronomical Society (AfAS), a National Astronomy Education Coordinator for Ghana for the Office of Astronomy for Education, as well as an instructor and team member of the Pan African School for Emerging Astronomers (PASEA).
Sarah has a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Emmanuel Proven-Adzri

Emmanuel Proven-Adzri is a postdoctoral fellow with the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory under the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in conjunction with the University of Leeds in the UK. He obtained his BSc in Physics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and later an MPhil in Computational Science and Engineering and has just completed a PhD in Physics from the University of Ghana. His PhD studies focused on methanol masers. His research interests include applications of high performance computing, big data, machine learning, methanol masers, star formation, galaxy formation and evolution, radio telescope commissioning, radio instrumentation, computational science and engineering, etc.

Rubby Aworka

Rubby Aworka is actively involved in astronomy outreach program in Ghana in collaboration with Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute and is pursuing a career to become an academia. She had her bachelor degree in Physics at the University of Ghana and her master’s at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Her master’s  research was in cosmology (using Chaplygin gas to mimic both dark matter and energy at different epochs of the expansion history of the universe). She is a beginner and is willing to collaborate with researchers to learn and build upon her skills.

Eugene Tetteh-Owusu Okwei

MPhil in Science Education Phy.

Experienced Physics / Science Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the Physics / Science Education institution. 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). Currently pursuing a PhD in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS). A member of the National Astronomy Education Coordinator (NAEC) Team in Ghana.

Zeba Mubarak

I have my undergrad degree in Physics. I am part of the Cohort 3 to benefit from the Radio astronomy programme in Ghana. I have a certificate in education from Firat University, Turkey and currently an Elective Mathematics and Elective Physics teacher at Hudai Tiwnikli International Senior High School

Seyram Ampofo

Computer Scientist

Profession: Computer Scientist Qualification: BSC. Mathematics/ICT MSC.Information Technology Cohort 3 radio astronomy training Organization: University of Education, University of Science and Technology, Ghana Space Science & Technology Institute (GSSTI)

Francis Andorful

MSc. GeoInformation Science

Francis a Senior GIS/ Remote Sensing Technician at the University of Ghana’s Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory, Department of Geography and Resource Development. He leads the hands-on GIS and Remote Sensing sessions for all levels (Undergraduate, MPhil, MSc and PhD). Francis has about 5 years of experience as an action researcher, which has influenced his research approach.
He is the founder and volunteer executive coordinator of Where Geospatial (a non-profit organization that seeks to create a geospatial ecosystem that uses geospatial technologies to promote development). Francis is bullish on location data and its potential to transform society’s problem-solving capabilities. He takes inspiration from radio astronomy to build insight into his work. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, watching documentaries, and learning about new scientific developments in the geospatial industry.

Matthais Asare-Darko


Profession: Entrepreneur Qualification: HND Automotive Engineering; Health, Safety & Environment (OSHA) Cohort 3 radio astronomy training Organization: Ghana Space Science & Technology Institute (GSSTI)

Abraham Hamilton-Etrue

BSc. Mathematics & Statistics

A High School mathematics Tutor

I am currently the National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council for Ghana.

A Data Scientist and believe in analysis of Space and Astronomy Data


Ebenezer Abotsi Seyram

Science Teacher

Profession: Science Teacher. Qualification: B.Sc (Hons) Physics and Cohort 3 radio astronomy training. Organization: University of Ghana, Legon

Prince Dela Kpendo

BSc Applied Physics

Prince Kormla Dela Kpendo is the Operations Manager for the Institute for Christian Impact (ICI) – an initiative to nurture a new generation of leaders to impact Africa with Kingdom Values. He also serves as the Vice President of EPSU Kisseman local. Prior to these, Prince has served in various leadership capacities on local and national platforms over the past 12 years. He is an author, conference speaker, itinerary preacher, mentor and a leadership development consultant.

He is an alumni of the University for Development studies where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Applied Physics (Hons) after which he enrolled in the Joshua Leadership program under the tutelage of Titi-Ofei at the Titi-Ofei Center. He is a recently completed the last cohort of the DARA Project.

Prince has passion for outreaches in leadership and astronomy. He spends most of his time reading and writing devotionals and motivational quotes.


Precious Dapaah Opoku

MPhil Environmental Planning & Development

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Christiana Adorkor Kpakpo

Bsc telecommunications engineering

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Rebecca Bediako

Bachelor of Science Degree

My name is Rebecca Bediako, 28 years of age . Holds a bachelors degree in physics ( meteorology) from the University of Cape Coast. I am currently a graduate student of the Physics department of the University of Ghana


Stephen Tete

BSc. Engineering Physics

Stephen Tete is a BSc. holder in Engineering Physics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He loves to teach, impart and equip young individuals with knowledge and positivism. During his preliminary education stages, he was always fascinated by the numerous stars in the sky at night. Surprisingly, what drove his fascination has become his passion. He is a graduate of the fourth Cohort of Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) and is currently undertaking an MSc. in the field of Space Environment under a Japanese and Egyptian governments collaborative funding.


Johanne Naa Ayeley Ekue

Bsc. Physics

Johanne is a Physics graduate from the University of Ghana who has previously served as the general and financial secretary of the Physics Students’ Association of Ghana. She is an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and was recently assigned as the delegate team leader for the 6th South American Space Generation Workshop. In addition to this, Johanne is an advocate for Women in Physics in Ghana.


Frank Asiamah

Bsc. Physics

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Isaac Dzifa Koku Kumaga

Metallurgical Engineering

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Yakubu Bunyaminu

HND Automotive Engineering,

Yakubu Bunyaminu is currently a postgraduate student in the department of Electronics Engineering at Hanbat National University, Daejeon, South Korea. He is a research assistant at the wireless intelligent systems lab.

He obtained his BSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana in 2020.

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