Monthly Archives: June 2021

AERAP 2021: Astronomy as a Unique Engine for Education and Development, June 18

Astronomy – a Unique Engine for Education and Development Jun 18, 2021 11:00 AM Brussels time Session link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82294837938?pwd=dStoYkx5VUVqUHBualRUaTM3ZVBNZz09  Astronomy is an effective tool for international development because it combines fundamental science and cutting-edge technology with culture and inspiration. Putting this into practice is the pioneering mission of the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy […]

People of Peace Education Features OAD Project Coordinator

Dr. Francesca Fragkoudi, an astrophysicist & science communicator, who founded and co-led the OAD project “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” was recently featured in the People of Peace Education. People of Peace Education is a project developed and maintained by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research and the International Institute on Peace Education in partnership […]

Astrologos – stories and commentary (Italian)

The Astrologos project has recorded five short stories by world-renowned writer Italo Calvino, inspired by aspects of nature and the Universe, interpreted by Claudio Casadio and accompanied by original music, illustrations and commentary by astronomers.   The combination of Calvino’s wisdom and sobering irony, the relativity of the various astronomical subjects, the professional voice acting […]

Astronomy Training Workshop for School Science Teachers, Nigeria

Applications are open for Hands-on Astronomy Curriculum Training for Primary and Secondary School Science Teachers, Nigeria HOACTS is a sustainable local socio-economic development workshop through Astronomy which is designed to promote astronomy appreciation among primary/secondary school science teachers in Nigeria. It will promote Astronomy awareness using the RSU 15cm Vixen brand equatorial mount refractor Optical […]