Category Archives: Latin America + Caribbean

Overview of the project

Project leader: Angela Pérez,  Project location: Colombia Project Description: ‘Astronomy with all senses’ is a traveling exhibition, specially designed for people with physical disadvantages in order to let them know about astronomy and other space science and inspire them with the wonders of the universe. For people with normal abilities, it highlights the importance […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Marcela Canada-Assandri, Project location: Argentina Project Description: The project will develop two different games that allow kids to learn about Planetary Systems.  The first one, meant for younger children, consists of a board game based on the voyage of the New Horizons spacecraft. By playing the game, students will learn basic concepts […]

Overview of the project (2016)

Project leader: Jose H. Pena, Project location: All countries in Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Project Description: In Latin America, there is great enthusiasm for astronomy and interest in developing local observatories, but there are few astronomers in these countries able to develop new talents. In 2007, members of the Astronomy Institute at Mexico’s […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Dr. Peter Teuben, Project location: Haiti Project Description: The Haiti All-Sky Camera (HASC) plans to install a specialized camera in Haiti to view and record the night sky. Students from Université Quisqueya (UNIQ) and Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haïti (ESIH) along with students from University of Maryland (UMD) will collaborate on code (python […]

Final report

The AstroTwinCoLO 2014 Meeting was the second event celebrated as part of the Astronomy Twinning Program between the University of Antioquia (Colombia) and Leiden Observatory (Leiden). The meeting was held in Medellin (Colombia) between August 19-29, 2014. The goal was to continue with a 5-year long collaboration effort between the two institutions that started in […]