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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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update: activities and tactile model production

In this project our goal is 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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update: Festivalitos de Astronomía, Cundinamarca 2018

The Association of Astronomy of Colombia – ASASAC, with the support and commitment of Colsubsidio, CILABS, the National University of Colombia and the International Astronomical Union conducted the Festivalitos de Astronomía program. It is worth highlighting the impact generated to children, youth and adults who for the first time access …

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