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Latin America + Caribbean

Final report

Project website: https://astrobvi.org/ Project Objectives: – To create and distribute educational kits composed of tactile 3D maps of galaxies accompanied by a manual and multimedia material to educators working with BVI students that want to introduce Astronomy concepts in their classrooms, or to astronomers and/or science outreach coordinators that want …

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Overview

Ad Astra is a unique project that brings the excitement of exploration to students in poor regions of the world. We exploit curiosity, an essential human trait, to promote inquiry-based learning and unlock their potential. 20 kids from Rio de Janeiro’s City of God favela will be selected and, through …

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Workshops

AstroBVI project will be running online workshops. Workshop on providing astronomy concepts and  GTTP certification 10 August 2019, 10am Chile time/ 11am Argentina & Brazil Registration Open Program and connection details Inclusive astronomy workshop to train people who have received the AstroBVI kit August 17, 9am Colombia & Peru/ 10am Chile time/ …

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update: Kit & Multimedia content

AstroBVI Kit:  The kit consists of six tactile maps of the following galaxies: M100 – A spiral galaxy observed from the front. Band B image (blue). M109 – A spiral galaxy with bar with a little inclination. Band B image (blue). M51 – A spiral and elliptical galaxy fusion system viewed from …

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update: documentary at Film Festival

A documentary based on the project was screened at the Borrego Springs Film Festival.  More information at: http://www.borregospringsfilmfestival.org/2019festival/2018/12/6/the-mars-academy The Mars Academy Director: Hank Leukart Four scientists travel to Brazil’s City of God, an impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighborhood, where they spend two weeks in a local school teaching kids about science. …

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