Susan Murabana Owen

CEO and Co-Founder, The Travelling Telescope

Region:          Africa

Field:              Communication; Science


Profile:     Susan Murabana Owen is the co-founder and the CEO of The Travelling Telescope, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting astronomy in Africa. Her team takes their large portable telescopes and mobile planetarium to schools and public spaces, engaging students in the Astronomy. The Travelling Telescope also partners with lodges educating and entertaining tourists about the beautifully Kenyan night skies. Her company recently built a fixed planetarium “The Nairobi Bamboo Planetarium” with bamboo. Her company is the youth partner of Airbus Foundation. The Travelling Telescope won the Europlanet award for science engagement 2020.

Susan serves on the board of world space Week, She is the president of African Planetarium Association and serves on the board of International Planetarium Association. She she is the national co-ordinator of Astronomers without Borders and Universe Awareness. She has been featured on CNN African voices, BBC and other local and international media houses. She is passionate about quality education for all.