Category Archives: North America

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Project leader Bonnie Thurber, b-thurber@northwestern.edu Project location: Digital: Chile, China, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States Project description: Using only the sunlight striking the Earth and a wooden dowel, students can measure the circumference of the earth. Eratosthenes did it over 2,000 years ago. In Cosmos, Carl Sagan shared the process by which Eratosthenes […]

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Project leader: Julie Bolduc-Duval, julie@decouvertedelunivers.ca Project location: Canada Project description: Discover the Universe (À la découverte de l’Univers) is a Canadian-based program offering free online astronomy workshops for educators. Over the past 4 years, we have reached over 750 teachers and informal educators from all across Canada with extremely positive comments and feedback. Our typical workshop […]

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Project leader: Sebastien Guillot, guillots@physics.mcgill.ca Project location: Quebec, Canada Project description: AstroMcGill, the astronomy outreach group at McGill University, will organise a new program called “Adopt an Astronomer”. This program will send McGill University’s young professional astronomers (graduate students or post-doctoral researchers) to primary school classrooms around Québec, multiple times a year. In other words, […]

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Project leader: Katrien Kolenberg, kkolenberg@cfa.harvard.edu Project location: Boston, U.S.A Project Description: The importance of mobility of scientists for their careers is unquestionable. However, for researchers from economically developing countries, visiting a world-renowned institution is something they can only dream of, not because of lack of talent or ambition, but because of lack of opportunities and […]

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Project title: Nanotarium: The Most Inexpensive, Quality DIY Planetarium on Earth Project leader: Dr. James Sweitzer This project is to test and further develop small, inexpensive planetarium projectors, “Nanotariums,” to be made by astronomy educators and/or their students anywhere in the world. They feature educationally useful, single star field images that are projected using quality […]