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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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Project leader: Douglas Arion, darion@carthage.edu Project location: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, U.S.A. Project description: Carthage College and the Appalachian Mountain Club will deliver astronomy and nature education and outreach through the Youth Opportunities Program, which addresses underserved inner city youth in poorer areas of the northeast US. This is an …

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Project leader Bonnie Thurber, b-thurber@northwestern.edu Project location: Digital: Chile, China, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States Project description: Using only the sunlight striking the Earth and a wooden dowel, students can measure the circumference of the earth. Eratosthenes did it over 2,000 years ago. In Cosmos, Carl Sagan …

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Project leader: Julie Bolduc-Duval, julie@decouvertedelunivers.ca Project location: Canada Project description: Discover the Universe (À la découverte de l’Univers) is a Canadian-based program offering free online astronomy workshops for educators. Over the past 4 years, we have reached over 750 teachers and informal educators from all across Canada with extremely positive comments …

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Project leader: Sebastien Guillot, guillots@physics.mcgill.ca Project location: Quebec, Canada Project description: AstroMcGill, the astronomy outreach group at McGill University, will organise a new program called “Adopt an Astronomer”. This program will send McGill University’s young professional astronomers (graduate students or post-doctoral researchers) to primary school classrooms around Québec, multiple times …

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Project leader: Katrien Kolenberg, kkolenberg@cfa.harvard.edu Project location: Boston, U.S.A Project Description: The importance of mobility of scientists for their careers is unquestionable. However, for researchers from economically developing countries, visiting a world-renowned institution is something they can only dream of, not because of lack of talent or ambition, but because …

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Project title: Nanotarium: The Most Inexpensive, Quality DIY Planetarium on Earth Project leader: Dr. James Sweitzer This project is to test and further develop small, inexpensive planetarium projectors, “Nanotariums,” to be made by astronomy educators and/or their students anywhere in the world. They feature educationally useful, single star field images …

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Project title: Astronomy for the extremely ill or traumatically injured children and their families, USA Project leader: Dr. Donald Lubowich The purpose of this project is to provide telescope observations and astronomy demonstrations for children, their siblings and adult family members staying at the Ronald McDonald Houses (RMH) of Chicagoland …

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