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