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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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update: Activities

We  developed the following activities on the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santiago and Fogo: (1) continuing education courses for teachers along the lines of international program Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP); (2) astronomy sessions for students; (3) public activities of observation of the sky and the sun with …

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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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