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Latin America + Caribbean

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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Overview

Behold the Sky is an ongoing project that consists in lending solar PST telescopes and education material (AstroKits) to teachers that are also trained in solar astrophysics topics. The project offers pedagogical advice for the teachers on how to perform empirical science activities with their students. The project acts mainly …

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