Category Archives: 2014

update: Final report

This educational project was coordinated by the Innovation Centre Mill of Knowledge (CNMW) and New Space Foundation. The aim of the project was to popularize knowledge about astronomy among children and youth from Toruń and Kuyavian-Pomeranian voivodship. In the period from June to July 2014, experienced educators visited 20 branches in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. A total of […]

Final Report

Zooniverse projects are mostly built to deadlines by, and for, people who use browsers on high speed connections in Western Europe and North America. This has created a bias over the years that has lead to an mostly Englishspeaking volunteerbase and a skew away from lowbandwidth compatibility and nonstandard accessibility. Put simply: the Zooniverse has not historically paid attention to accessibility or to international […]

Spreading science education, one telescope at a time

The following article is from the website of University of California Santa Cruz, where one of the project coordinators is completing his graduate studies in astrophysics. By Peggy Townsend If not for a down-on-his luck Mongolian astronomer with a penchant for drinking, 44 schools in that rugged country might not have telescopes with which to peer […]

Final report

The AstroTwinCoLO 2014 Meeting was the second event celebrated as part of the Astronomy Twinning Program between the University of Antioquia (Colombia) and Leiden Observatory (Leiden). The meeting was held in Medellin (Colombia) between August 19-29, 2014. The goal was to continue with a 5-year long collaboration effort between the two institutions that started in […]