The goal of the Native American Astronomy Outreach Program (NAAOP) is to help teachers to get their students excited about STEM and STEM careers. One component of the program is Book Club, used to increase student interest in STEM, but also student literacy. Native students generally read below grade level, and yet reading is a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Portuguese Language Office of the OAD (PLOAD) joined efforts with the “International Day of Mathematics” event, by producing a video “Mathematics and astronomy for a better world” (in Portuguese language).