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AstroBVI: An Astronomical Educational Kit for the Blind and Vision Impaired (BVI) Community in South America

Overview of project

We aim to make astronomy in general, and galaxies in particular, more accessible to children with visual impairments. We plan to create and distribute educational kits composed of tactile 3D maps of galaxies accompanied by a manual and multimedia material. To be accessible to children in most of South America, …

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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: 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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