Category Archives: TF2 funded projects

Update: November workshops

Columba Hypatia organized more activities in the week of Nov 20-26. Activities that paired up two more schools from north and south of the border in Cyprus,in Famagusta and Ayia Napa on the 22nd and 24th of November Public talk: Small to Large Scales in the Universe An event for youths (13-18 year olds) from […]

Columba-Hypatia at the Cyprus Friendship Program Camp

For the fifth consecutive year, the Cyprus Friendship Programme  (CFP) organised a one-week summer camp for Turkish- and Greek-Cypriot 15-18 year olds. The teenagers had the opportunity to live alongside each other and participate in workshops, games and activities together. This year there were 48 campers, approximately 50-50 from each side and about half and […]

McGill Physics Space Explorers Program: Final report

The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has become an established program in the community. We have a steady partnership with several local primary schools, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Pairs of volunteers from the physics department visit classrooms (grades 4-6, ages 9-12) on average 5 times over the course of the school year. During […]

Update: Workshop

Big Data in Astronomy: A potential tool for Social Innovation ( BARiStA ), is a workshop that has been granted partial funding from the IAU-OAD. Other sponsors and partners: ● We have successfully got endorsement from the Square Kilometre Array South Africa project. ● The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) will provide staff support who […]

Update: Bi-communal workshops

Since the start of 2017 the “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” project – by GalileoMobile and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research – has carried out bicommunal astronomy activities with teenagers from all over Cyprus at the Home for Cooperation, carried out two public outreach evenings for the public and has reached five primary schools across the […]