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The educational system of Myanmar is government-operated. There are 158 Universities in total under the management of Ministry of Education. There are three types of Universities, the Arts and Science Universities including our University (Mandalay University), University of Computer Science and Technological Universities. Role of Astronomy Education in Myanmar Universities …

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Overview of Project

Proper education in Astronomy in schools and Universities is a significant factor in cultivating students to become scientific minded youths. Observations of stars and astronomical objects with appropriate telescopes would help students studying this subject more interesting. The proposed project aims to address the following challenges: (i) lack of human …

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Final Report

Cosmic Light: Bring Galileo’s starry messenger to Vietnam With the help of OAD-IAU, we are targeting at becoming the main hub to coordinate amateur astronomy activities as well as to circulate information on astronomical events, and science development in the country. 1.Translation of the book Galileo’s “Starry Messenger”: We finished the …

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Overview of the project

Project leader: Quang Nguyen Luong, quang.nguyen-luong@nao.ac.jp Project location: Vietnam Project description: The last two IAU grants has done something that is unprecedented: we manage to get the entire amateur astronomy communities together to work together and enjoy astronomy together. The two annual meetings have attracted almost 100 participants from more …

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Overview of the project

Project leader Bonnie Thurber, b-thurber@northwestern.edu Project location: Digital: Chile, China, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States Project description: Using only the sunlight striking the Earth and a wooden dowel, students can measure the circumference of the earth. Eratosthenes did it over 2,000 years ago. In Cosmos, Carl Sagan …

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