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Final report

GATA Challenge brought together groups of amateurs and professional astronomers and computer programmers, designers, storywriters etc to develop technological applications that support astronomical cultural content in Arabic language. The project invited inter-disciplinary teams for an open competition to innovate on a technological means. About 100 applications were received from which 12 teams …

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Overview of project

Armenian Astronomical Society together with the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) has been active in organizing international summer schools for young astronomers and joint workshops with Georgian and Iranian astronomers. Very often they precede each other to give chance to the students to participate in both events. After the establishment of …

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Columba-Hypatia at the Cyprus Friendship Program Camp

For the fifth consecutive year, the Cyprus Friendship Programme  (CFP) organised a one-week summer camp for Turkish- and Greek-Cypriot 15-18 year olds. The teenagers had the opportunity to live alongside each other and participate in workshops, games and activities together. This year there were 48 campers, approximately 50-50 from each …

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Update: Bi-communal workshops

Since the start of 2017 the “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” project – by GalileoMobile and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research – has carried out bicommunal astronomy activities with teenagers from all over Cyprus at the Home for Cooperation, carried out two public outreach evenings for the public and has reached …

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Article on Columba Hypatia project

GalileoMobile’s new initiative, the “Columba-Hypatia Project: Astronomy for Peace” project, will share astronomy with young people from the divided island of Cyprus throughout 2017. On 10-20 May, the project will visit various schools in the island to inspire young people, through astronomy, to be curious about the world we live in, about …

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