Category Archives: Latin America + Caribbean

Videos from RECA Mentorship Program in Colombia

The RECA Mentoring program is focused on guiding students in Colombia who are interested in becoming professional astronomers. It aims to provide concise information so that students interested in becoming professional astronomers can plan their professional future. The program connects astronomers in training with advanced astronomers in their careers (mentors) who will advise the student […]

Tiwanakota Archaeoastronomy (Bolivia) Training Workshop by Astro3DBol

The Astro3DBol project is developing educational kits for the teaching of cultural astronomy and archaeoastronomy in the context of the Tiwanakota culture of Bolivia. The project will target educators and those interested in astronomy and the pre-Inca cultures of Bolivia and help them develop a thematic class of Tiwanacota archaeoastronomy. The kits are being developed […]

CosmoAmautas OAD Project Publishes in Nature Astronomy Journal

CosmoAmautas project article in Nature Astronomy

The CosmoAmautas teacher training project funded by the IAU OAD have published a comment in Nature Astronomy. The article, “The CosmoAmautas project for equitable scientific education in Peru“, presents how the project team is using astronomy to contribute to an accessible and decentralized scientific education in Peru. 95% of the teachers reported having learnt new […]

Overview: A virtual community mentorship program for development in Colombia

virtual community mentorship

The number of astronomers in Colombia has increased in the last decade. However, the job opportunities that these astronomers have in the country are not numerous and often not widely known. Consequently, many highly educated professionals end up working in jobs where their skills are not applied. As a result, a considerable amount of the […]

Overview: CosmoAmautas- Virtual teacher training in vulnerable regions in Peru

Virtual teacher training Peru

Countries in Latin America are going through the worst educational crisis in their history according to UNESCO. The case of Peru is particularly critical, with the highest reported mortality per capita due to COVID-19, more than 85% of schools closed throughout 2020 and 2021, and the entire public education system declared in a state of […]