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Astronomy in Timor Leste: Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012
 

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Presentation at the Science Communication and Society Department, Leiden University. 24 April 2012

Presentation at the Science Communication and Society Department, Leiden University. 24 April 2012
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    Astronomy in Timor Leste: Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Astronomy in Timor Leste: Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Astronomy inTimor LesteCelebrating the Transit ofVenus 2012
    • Project description June 6th, 2012:  The last transit of our lifetime  Only visible in some parts of the globe, Timor Leste is one of them Universe Awareness is using this opportunity to organize several educational activities in the capital of Timor Leste: Dili The activities range from teacher training workshops to science exhibition and public observing event
    • Goals Inspire children with the wonders of the Universe, making it a great stepping-stone that will trace their interest in science, help them broad their mind and stimulate a sense of global citizenship Motivate children to become scientists and technologists of the future Invite a new country to be a part of the UNAWE- community Use this project as the kick off event to a series of astronomy events in this new country
    • Team Supervisor: Pedro Russo Ainil Abdullah Carla Natario •UNAWE Science PhD Writing Astronomy Assistance •MSc Research in Astronomy Cindy Gunawan Jaya Ramchandani •MSc Astronomy and Science- BA Dutch Based Business Studies •UNAWE Internship in Business
    • Where is Timor Leste?
    • Why Timor Leste?
    • Why Timor Leste? Recent independence: one of world’s youngest country New to educational practices in science in general and astronomy in particular We are hoping to open new horizons for young and bright children of Timor Leste to pursue scientific knowledge for their country
    • Timeline
    • Activities Children Day  need your ideas! Teacher training: introducing local teachers to astronomical concepts, with a focus to the Transit of Venus School visits: engaging children into science through fun activities and games. Talk at the National University of Timor Leste Science exhibition and transit observation Follow up meetings
    • ActivitiesScience exhibition: The Transit of Venus Our Solar System The Stars The Milky Way Galaxies
    • Supports• Portuguese school • Portuguese Ministry of • Leiden Observatory• Portuguese Embassy Education and Science • LKBF grant in East Timor • Media coverage • Media coverage• East Timor Ministry of Education• Alola Foundation Others:• Timor Newsline • AstroBookDrive • Baader Planetarium • EurAstro • PCs4Kids • Astronomy Without Borders• ASEAN Education • Monash Science Centre • IAU Office of Astronomy for section Australia Development• Astronomy • CSIRO Astronomy and • NASA Sun-Earth day Department of ITB Space Science • Global Painting Project • Individual contributors
    • Contributions so far Local accommodation (Portuguese Embassy) Local logistics (Portuguese Embassy, TL government, ITB) Telescope (ITB) Solar goggles (EurAstro, crowd funding) Solar filters (Baader Planetarium) Educational books (Astrobookdrive, Gradiva) Laptops (PCs4Kids) Earthballs (UNAWE) Galileoscopes (IAU) Global Painting Project (Eric Chisholm) Sun-earth day NASA Universe in a Box (UNAWE)
    • We Need Your Inputs!Especially on: Activities with children Activities with adults
    • Thank you!Visit us at:http://www.unawe.org/network/national/tl/Email us:info@unawe.org