Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory (MMAO)

Annular solar eclipse images by Smrgeog and Tomruen

Annular solar eclipse images by Smrgeog and Tomruen, Wikipedia

Annular Solar Eclipse, June 21, 2020
The African Astronomical Society, MMAO, and astronomers across Africa prepare for the June 21, 2020 annular solar eclipse! Get ready to observe the splendor of a solar eclipse!

  • Are you ready for the solar eclipse on June 21?
  • Annular Solar Eclipse Android Application in Kiswahili
  • On Observing the Solar Eclipse in Tanzania
  • African Astronomical Society Eclipse Resources
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    Distance learning for home-bound students during the COVID-19 epidemic
    With schools closed, MMAO Ambassadors have built a distance learning program designed specifically for home-bound students who do not own a computer and have only a smart phone at their disposal, with limited internet access. This program has reached more than 700 students to date. Learn more …

    Born of Astronomers Without Borders and Telescopes to Tanzania, the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory (MMAO) is operated by the Organization for Science, Education, and Observatory (OSEO). It is located at the foot of 4,500 meter (15,000 foot) Mt. Meru, adjacent to the renowned Arusha National Park, Tanzania.

    MMAO provides hands-on science education, inspiration to Tanzanian youth, and the magic of dark night skies. The observatory features a fully refurbished, permanent mount, 12″ Cave-Cassegrain telescope and several portable reflector and refractor telescopes, and a growing library of books and periodicals and educational curriculum.

    We welcome visitors from nearby schools, across Tanzania, and from around the world. So if you are visiting Tanzania for the first time, or live just next door, please contact us.