Category Archives: global

Final report

The Supernova Foundation is a global, virtual mentoring programme for women in physics. We have nearly 50 senior women scientists who volunteer as mentors and about 90 women undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world. Finding we were growing faster than we had administrative capacity to support, we received funding from the OAD to […]

Final report

SYSTEM Sounds is a sci-art outreach project that converts the rhythm and harmony of the cosmos into music and sound. In 2019 we engaged the general public through exhibits, public talks, and online videos. As part of our artist residency with the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) we created […]

Symposium and research meeting

On February 14, 2020, at the Old Observatory in Leiden, the Netherlands, the project organised The Pale Blue Dot Symposium, as a part of the global celebration that concluded the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Astronomical Union. The symposium celebrated the 30th anniversary of the famous ‘pale blue dot’ photo. A variety […]

Overview

We propose laying the groundwork for a large global multi-year project, PBD-UNAWE, that will advance 3 sustainable development goals – SDG 16 (Peace), SDG 4 (Education) and SDG 13 (Climate Action). PBD-UNAWE will use astronomy to inspire young children aged 6 to 8 by exposing them to the iconic photos of our earth as a […]

Final project summary

The project ‘A Touch of Venus’ has developed 20 planetary science resource kits which include a 3D tactile model of planet Venus from NASA’s Magellan data and a book of educational activities with additional helping elements (snapshots of the model to identify some features on it easily, a measuring lace to find features by touch […]