Telescope provision in cooperation with Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics

Comet ISON (Credit: L. Elenin, ISON-NM observatory (H15))

The goal of Access to Space for All is to provide research and orbital opportunities to access space and to ensure that the benefits of space, in particular for sustainable development, are truly accessible to all. Under Access to Space for All, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences) (KIAM RAS) have joined forces to provide telescopes to developing countries and associated capacity-building on astronomy.Check out the upcoming webinar!

Opportunity Materials

Please note the deadline for this opportunity closed on 1 May 2021 at 23:59 CET. Stay tuned for updates.




Click here for the video of 25 March 2021 
We will give a short presentation in the beginning and answer questions we received from the forms beforehand and chats during the webinar.
 - Introduction of Access to Space for All Initiative and Opportunity by UNOOSA ( pdf and video 2:35-14:02 )
 - Introduction of ISONscope by Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics ( pdf and video 14:52-22:18

Click here for the video of 27 January 2021
 - Introduction of Opportunity by UNOOSA ( pdf and video 0:52-10:12)
 - Introduction of ISONScope by Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics ( pdf and video 10:35-20:40)
 -  Detailed explanation of Announcement of Opportunity and Application Form ( pdf and video 20:40-1:14:14
  • Provision of a small wide field-of-view telescope, including an optical tube having an aperture of about 20 cm and participation in ISON observation campaigns
  • Research teams must:
    • Be from entities in Developing Countries
    • Provide a hosting facility and personnel to operate the telescope



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