Category Archives: Europe

Early Career Physics Communicator Award for Jasmin Evans

Jasmin Evans, the project leader of ‘Touching space: accessible astronomy’ won the 2017 Early Career Physics Communicator Award from the IOP’s Physics Communicators Group. In her presentation, Jasmin talked about various outreach events she had been involved in, including her Touching Space project. Touching Space was set up to work with local charities to bring astronomy to […]

Winners of Global Video Competition

A Global Competition on Creating an Educational Video on Astronomy was held by the OAD project ”Looking …Up! Astronomy for ALL”. A total of 46 entries were received from 6 countries around the world. Out of five finalists, two winners were selected in the end. They are    Winners: Stop motion animation video on the […]

Overview of project

The purpose of this project is to create a 3D tactile planetarium that will promote astronomy and provide an experience of STEM that is fun, engaging and inspires curiosity in an inclusive environment. The resources will focus on using low-cost materials such as Styrofoam, beads, twine, plastic bags and newsprint, which make this project accessible […]

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 […]

Final report

The Touching Space project was awarded funding by the OAD, with the aim of bringing astronomy to both children and adults with visual impairments and other forms of disability. Through the use of sensory activities designed to provide a different approach to learning that does not rely on the traditional visual side of astronomy, the […]