Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

The ‘Retinas’ Project and PEEK

 In seeking out a new Zooniverse project to focus the efforts of this grant we initially looked for something astronomical in nature. It was hard though to find anything with a astronomical science case, or research goal, that was uniquely connected to the developing world, and to science that would have the most impact there […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Jasmin Evans, jevans7@uclan.ac.uk Project location: United Kingdom Project Description: This project aims to break down the barriers between science and disability, be that hearing, sight or physical impairment. Astronomy is perceived by many to be a purely visual medium, and this project aims to challenge that by utilizing materials aimed at all of […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Telma Esperança, telmaesperanca@fis.uc.pt Project location: Portugal Project description: Portugal is currently going through a deep and serious economic crisis that affects the elderly as well – their economic condition suffered a change and they are easily forgot by the society. In a country in which agriculture was once the maintaining source of the […]