Streamed live on 6 Aug 2014 Astronauts Ron Garan and Anousheh Ansari join us for this special AWB Hangout, “Astronomy In the Development of STEM Education”. Though often neglected in traditional educational systems, astronomy is an ideal way to present science and other technical fields in schools. With limited resources, especially in developing countries, astronomy […]
Streamed live on 30 Jul 2014 Learning Space is a weekly Hangout on Air about topics in astronomy education, outreach, and other ways to share science. This week we’re discussing Office of Astronomy Development with Kevin Govender.
“Wanda speaks about the wonderful and rarely-practiced skill of listening to the stars. To help her audience ‘see’ the world as she does, she encourages them to don blindfolds and listen to clips of the sounds stars make. An amazingly inspiring talk by an incredibly driven women who, regardless of her circumstance, has done incredible […]
From SciDev – http://m.scidev.net/global/policy/news/physics-for-development-movement-needs-a-strategy–2.html Mićo Tatalović 15/10/12 [BRUSSELS] The emerging global ‘physics for development’ movement needs a common strategy to define the field, a conference has heard. This would enable practitioners to work towards common goals of improving physics education and research, with a view to using results in development. The importance of such a […]
Read the full text of the speech below and download the .pdf of the presentation here. For a translation of this text in Spanish and a discussion about it, please follow this link. “Astronomy for Humankind – let’s explore this. Here we have the Earth. What a place! The consolidated image of everything that we […]