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24-year-old responsible for bringing astronomy to her country

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon

Pranvera Hyseni is the Founder and Director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo program.

Hyseni knew she wanted to become an astronomer at a young age. She explains, "Growing up, I figured that we didn't have any astronomers or observatories, or departments that I could study astronomy, and for me, that was somehow depressing, a lot, because I wanted to become an astronomer, and knowing that I couldn't, it wasn't very easy to accept that...so I never actually accepted it." 

Hyseni went on to create Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo, and is responsible for the future plans to have the first observatory built in her country.

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