Podcast: Science for Monks

Eclipse modeling, photo credit Eric Chudler

Vivian White from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific talks with Nancy Ali from UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab about her experience teaching astronomy to Tibetan Buddhist monks in India as part of the Exploratorium’s Science for Monks project. Topics discussed include cultural perspectives of the Universe, ways of learning astronomy and the purpose of science according to Tibetan Buddhist monks.

365 Days of Astronomy Podcast
Science for Monks (project website)
My Head is in the Stars (Vivian White’s blog)

 

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