Astro4dev Mashups: Astronomy and Mental Health

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There’s been some new work happening in the astronomy community around the potential benefits of astronomy for mental health. See, for example, this blog by OAD fellows Sandra Benitez Herrera and Armine Patatanyan.

The OAD organized an online mashup session to explore other ideas around this theme, and hear from both astronomers and those who work in the health communities. The session was 1 hour in duration, starting with some context by the blog authors, Armine Patatanyan and Sandra Benitez Herrera with some opportunity for brainstorming, suggestions and engagement.

Presentation 1: Astronomy for Mental Health

Presentation 2: Astronomy’s Potential and Examples