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Activities

The project: – Visited young indigenous people in Quebec, Wendake, and Trois-Rivieres: 3 presentations were organized to present astronomy, Indigenous astronomy, and the career of the first indigenous woman to obtain a PhD in astronomy – Visited the festival of popular astronomy in Mont-Megantic: 3 groupes reached this festival and …

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Overview

Even though 150 years have passed, and despite government efforts to improve the situation, Indigenous people in Canada continue to endure hard living conditions, such as higher rates of unemployment, poor education, bad housing, and poor job prospects. Several government efforts have tried to solve the problem, but these programs had …

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McGill Physics Space Explorers Program: Final report

The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has become an established program in the community. We have a steady partnership with several local primary schools, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Pairs of volunteers from the physics department visit classrooms (grades 4-6, ages 9-12) on average 5 times over the …

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Update

The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has been very active since September 2015. For the past four months, a group of volunteers in the Department of Physics at McGill has been planning and facilitating inquiry-based physics and astronomy lessons to be delivered in primary schools. The volunteers have been paired …

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Overview of the project

Project leader: Chad Moore, chad_moore@nps.gov Project location: United States Project description: The United States National Park Service (NPS) aims to create an internship for a current astronomy student or recent astronomy graduate to develop their leadership in astronomy communication while simultaneously enhancing the public outreach programs of the parks. Over …

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