The Indonesian government plans to build a National Observatory in Gunung Timau, Amfoang Tengah, Kupang-Nusa Tenggara Timur. To construct a mutualistic symbiosis between prospective astronomical observatory and its surrounding community, in 2016, the astronomers of Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics (IIEE) implemented program on community development, funded by International Astronomical Union (IAU) Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD). The consortium work to strengthen the capacity of local people and ensure the sustainability of local resources. The program has been designed to achieve the goal of thriving villages and a successful observatory.
Please visit the links below for more information on community development program around Timor Observatory:
and also this link: