I’m Samyukta, a science communicator and radio astronomy trainee. A chance collaboration on an astronomy research project rekindled my childhood love for the night sky. This led me to undertake work with an astronomy outreach enterprise in Kenya, where I developed a strong desire to learn to navigate the equatorial skies by myself.

Bast is my attempt at consolidating this knowledge. I’m always striving to learn more, so it remains a work in progress. I hope that anyone in a similar position can use the platform to develop an intimate familiarity with the sky we share.