Category Archives: 2017

Update: Bi-communal workshops

Since the start of 2017 the “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” project – by GalileoMobile and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research – has carried out bicommunal astronomy activities with teenagers from all over Cyprus at the Home for Cooperation, carried out two public outreach evenings for the public and has reached five primary schools across the […]

Update – building the physical simulator

Project DarkSkySim aims to design a physical simulator that will demonstrate the effects of light pollution on the starry sky and the difference that well-designed lighting can make. The simulator will consist of a LED-based board simulating the starry sky and several light fixtures varying from full-cutoff dark-sky friendly lights to completely unshielded lights. The […]

Update: Open days, Workshops, Competition

“Looking …Up! Astronomy for ALL!” aims (a) to promote inclusive education in astronomy (b) to highlight the need of integrating innovative teaching of the Astronomy in the curriculum (c) to give  teachers all the tools necessary for integrating Astronomy on their educational practice. Up to date, we organized – three Open Days at Special Education Schools & Inclusion […]

Update: Planetarium content development

The project is focussed on developing new content that is culturally relevant and which speaks to the needs of the local population. In addition, the project is developing the capacity to produce own content, thereby making us less reliant on very expensive licenses, and keeping our planetarium offerings fresh. The Iziko Planetarium in Cape Town […]

HBSST Final Report

HBSST workshop is the first Astronomy program in Nigeria which is Hands-on. The program had positive tremendous impact on the participants because it translated Astronomy which studies distant objects into practicable and visible reality bringing those distant object closer to them in simple terms via descriptive teaching approach and inquiry based method of teaching, thus exciting the teachers and […]