Founder, Astronomy Outreach Kosovo
I had moments where I was about to give up, where people told me that I shouldn’t care about other planets. We are humans. We are part of Earth. But there is so much more to explore.
Pranvera Hyseni, from Vushtri, a municipality in Northern Kosovo, has been interested in astronomy for as long as she can remember. With limited resources available to her in Kosovo, she turned to social media years ago, where she found success connecting with astronomers from around the world who encouraged her pursuit and gifted her a telescope. Now, at 22-years-old, Hyseni is the founder and director of Astronomy Outreach Kosovo, a program with more than 200 participants that works to spark interest in astronomy among kids in Kosovo. Hyseni is currently in the process of securing funding to build the country’s first observatory.