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A Universe Awareness Student
Ambassador Project
Ainil Abdullah, Cindy Gunwan, Carla Natario,
Jaya Ramchandani, and Pedro R...
What can a student ambassador do?
What can a student ambassador do?
Workshops
What can a student ambassador do?
Workshops
Educational
Resources
What can a student ambassador do?
Workshops
Educational
Resources
Online
Communication
What can a student ambassador do?
Workshops
Educational
Resources
Online
Communication
National and
Global Projects
What can a student ambassador do?
Workshops
Educational
Resources
Online
Communication
National and
Global Projects
Global Visibility of 2012 Transit of Venus
Global Visibility of 2012 Transit of Venus
Global Visibility of 2012 Transit of Venus
Use the occasion of the Transit of Venus
2012 to start an on-going collaboration
between UNAWE and Timor-Leste for
inspiri...
Use the occasion of the Transit of Venus
2012 to start an on-going collaboration
between UNAWE and Timor-Leste for
inspiri...
The experience of organizing from far and
how we raised funds
The LU Team in Timor-Leste
The LU Team in Timor-Leste

Children’s activities +
Assisting whoever
needs it
The LU Team in Timor-Leste

PR, Logistics,
Administrative, Media,
Advertisement

Children’s activities +
Assisting whoever...
The LU Team in Timor-Leste

University exhibition
+ talks
PR, Logistics,
Administrative, Media,
Advertisement

Children’s ...
The LU Team in Timor-Leste

University exhibition
+ talks
PR, Logistics,
Administrative, Media,
Advertisement

Children’s ...
The LU Team in Timor-Leste
Overall PM +
Public Event

University exhibition
+ talks
PR, Logistics,
Administrative, Media,
...
May 31
Getting Organized
June 1
Astronomy Activities
June 2
Teacher Training Workshop
June 3
More Preparations
June 4
University Exhibition on Astronomy
June 4
…followed by talks
June 4
…and demonstrations
June 5
More Astronomy Activities
June 6
Transit of Venus Observations
June 7
Discussing the Future
Engagement
Developing

A
Informal
Contact

Understanding

B

Connect

C

Practice

Identifying

D

E

Passive
Active
Colle...
Engagement
Developing

A
Informal
Contact

Understanding

B

Connect

C

Practice

Identifying

D

E

Passive
Active
Colle...
Engagement
Developing

A
Informal
Contact
Hard to
estimate

Understanding

B

Connect

C

Practice

Identifying

D

E

Pas...
Engagement
Developing

A
Informal
Contact
Hard to
estimate

Understanding

B

Connect

C

Practice

Identifying

D

E

Pas...
Behind the scenes…
Government Level Contacts
• Cabinet of the Minister of Education
• Cooperation Affairs Adviser, National University of
Tim...
Contacting the Local Teachers
• School: Science Teacher, Ana Bessa, from Escola
Portuguesa de Díli shows interest

• Unive...
Funding Sources
• LKBF (Travel Grant): €2000
• HE Space: €1000
• Astron: €400
• Crowdfunding: €888
• EU-UNAWE: €3072

Abou...
Expenses
• Tickets: €4,745.39
• Lodging (hotel in Jakarta): €455.20
• Others (food, visa, airport tax): €1,050.06
• Solar ...
Plenty In-Kind Contributions
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Escola Portuguesa de Díli
University of Timor-Lorosae
Ca...
Plenty In-Kind Contributions
•
•
•

Escola Portuguesa de Díli
University of Timor-Lorosae
Camões Institute

•

Foundation ...
Logistical Arrangements
• Escola Portuguesa de Díli
• University of Timor-Lorosae
• UN Peacekeeping Programme
Ongoing Collaboration
• Skype Teleconference

• Universe in a Box Localisation and Teacher Training
starts in November
Take Home Messages
Take Home Messages
• Students can contribute a lot to outreach
Take Home Messages
• Students can contribute a lot to outreach

• Focus on people, not resources
Take Home Messages
• Students can contribute a lot to outreach

• Focus on people, not resources
• More local contact befo...
Take Home Messages
• Students can contribute a lot to outreach

• Focus on people, not resources
• More local contact befo...
Take Home Messages
• Students can contribute a lot to outreach

• Focus on people, not resources
• More local contact befo...
Astronomy in Timor- Leste, Transit of Venus 2012, A Universe Awareness Student Ambassador Project
Astronomy in Timor- Leste, Transit of Venus 2012, A Universe Awareness Student Ambassador Project
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A team of four Universe Awareness Student Ambassadors from Leiden University developed a project to implement a series education and public outreach activities in Timor-Leste on the occasion of a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus 2012, the last in our life time. This project aimed to start an on-going collaboration between EU-UNAWE and Timor-Leste and to engage the Timor-Leste children with science and technology and broaden their horizons. The 5-day long programme included children’s activities, teachers training workshop, public talks, public exhibition and a massive public observing event of the transit of Venus. This experience brought to light many lessons on organising such event of this scale in a developing country, and we present the funding experience during this talk.

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  1. 1. A Universe Awareness Student Ambassador Project Ainil Abdullah, Cindy Gunwan, Carla Natario, Jaya Ramchandani, and Pedro Russo
  2. 2. What can a student ambassador do?
  3. 3. What can a student ambassador do? Workshops
  4. 4. What can a student ambassador do? Workshops Educational Resources
  5. 5. What can a student ambassador do? Workshops Educational Resources Online Communication
  6. 6. What can a student ambassador do? Workshops Educational Resources Online Communication National and Global Projects
  7. 7. What can a student ambassador do? Workshops Educational Resources Online Communication National and Global Projects
  8. 8. Global Visibility of 2012 Transit of Venus
  9. 9. Global Visibility of 2012 Transit of Venus
  10. 10. Global Visibility of 2012 Transit of Venus
  11. 11. Use the occasion of the Transit of Venus 2012 to start an on-going collaboration between UNAWE and Timor-Leste for inspiring children with our wonderful cosmos.
  12. 12. Use the occasion of the Transit of Venus 2012 to start an on-going collaboration between UNAWE and Timor-Leste for inspiring children with our wonderful cosmos. Dates: May 31 to June 8, 2012
  13. 13. The experience of organizing from far and how we raised funds
  14. 14. The LU Team in Timor-Leste
  15. 15. The LU Team in Timor-Leste Children’s activities + Assisting whoever needs it
  16. 16. The LU Team in Timor-Leste PR, Logistics, Administrative, Media, Advertisement Children’s activities + Assisting whoever needs it
  17. 17. The LU Team in Timor-Leste University exhibition + talks PR, Logistics, Administrative, Media, Advertisement Children’s activities + Assisting whoever needs it
  18. 18. The LU Team in Timor-Leste University exhibition + talks PR, Logistics, Administrative, Media, Advertisement Children’s activities + Assisting whoever needs it Funding + Resources + Teacher training
  19. 19. The LU Team in Timor-Leste Overall PM + Public Event University exhibition + talks PR, Logistics, Administrative, Media, Advertisement Children’s activities + Assisting whoever needs it Funding + Resources + Teacher training
  20. 20. May 31 Getting Organized
  21. 21. June 1 Astronomy Activities
  22. 22. June 2 Teacher Training Workshop
  23. 23. June 3 More Preparations
  24. 24. June 4 University Exhibition on Astronomy
  25. 25. June 4 …followed by talks
  26. 26. June 4 …and demonstrations
  27. 27. June 5 More Astronomy Activities
  28. 28. June 6 Transit of Venus Observations
  29. 29. June 7 Discussing the Future
  30. 30. Engagement Developing A Informal Contact Understanding B Connect C Practice Identifying D E Passive Active Collectors Participation Participation & Analysts Amateur Researchers Russo & van den Broek, Engagement levels in astronomy communication, CAP2013, Warsaw
  31. 31. Engagement Developing A Informal Contact Understanding B Connect C Practice Identifying D E Passive Active Collectors Participation Participation & Analysts Amateur Researchers Hard to estimate Russo & van den Broek, Engagement levels in astronomy communication, CAP2013, Warsaw
  32. 32. Engagement Developing A Informal Contact Hard to estimate Understanding B Connect C Practice Identifying D E Passive Active Collectors Participation Participation & Analysts Amateur Researchers 3800 Public Russo & van den Broek, Engagement levels in astronomy communication, CAP2013, Warsaw
  33. 33. Engagement Developing A Informal Contact Hard to estimate Understanding B Connect C Practice Identifying D E Passive Active Collectors Participation Participation & Analysts 3800 Public Amateur Researchers 800 Children 30 Teachers Russo & van den Broek, Engagement levels in astronomy communication, CAP2013, Warsaw
  34. 34. Behind the scenes…
  35. 35. Government Level Contacts • Cabinet of the Minister of Education • Cooperation Affairs Adviser, National University of Timor-Leste • Portuguese Embassy • Ministry of Tourism • European Delegation
  36. 36. Contacting the Local Teachers • School: Science Teacher, Ana Bessa, from Escola Portuguesa de Díli shows interest • University: Teresinha Soares, Head of Physics Department, happy to include us
  37. 37. Funding Sources • LKBF (Travel Grant): €2000 • HE Space: €1000 • Astron: €400 • Crowdfunding: €888 • EU-UNAWE: €3072 About €7,500
  38. 38. Expenses • Tickets: €4,745.39 • Lodging (hotel in Jakarta): €455.20 • Others (food, visa, airport tax): €1,050.06 • Solar googles + activities materials: €447.61 • Printing costs: €662.42 About €7,500
  39. 39. Plenty In-Kind Contributions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Escola Portuguesa de Díli University of Timor-Lorosae Camões Institute Foundation Oriente Portuguese Astronomical Society Baader Planetarium IAU Office of Astronomy for Development EurAstro AstroBook Drive/ Boston University PCs4kids NASA Sun-Earth Connections Berkeley Science Education Centre ESO Bosscha Observatory, Bandung Institute of Technology Art Sorrisus -Dental Implant Institute, Alverca, Portugal. Sália Pharmacy, Setúbal, Portugal Alola Foundation, Timor-Leste UN Peacekeeping programme
  40. 40. Plenty In-Kind Contributions • • • Escola Portuguesa de Díli University of Timor-Lorosae Camões Institute • Foundation Oriente • • • • • • • • • • • • • Portuguese Astronomical Society Baader Planetarium IAU Office of Astronomy for Development EurAstro AstroBook Drive/ Boston University PCs4kids NASA Sun-Earth Connections Berkeley Science Education Centre ESO Bosscha Observatory, Bandung Institute of Technology Art Sorrisus -Dental Implant Institute, Alverca, Portugal. Sália Pharmacy, Setúbal, Portugal Alola Foundation, Timor-Leste • • • • • • • • • Telescopes Books Accommodation Transportation Educational material Laptops Solar Glasses Time People
  41. 41. Logistical Arrangements • Escola Portuguesa de Díli • University of Timor-Lorosae • UN Peacekeeping Programme
  42. 42. Ongoing Collaboration • Skype Teleconference • Universe in a Box Localisation and Teacher Training starts in November
  43. 43. Take Home Messages
  44. 44. Take Home Messages • Students can contribute a lot to outreach
  45. 45. Take Home Messages • Students can contribute a lot to outreach • Focus on people, not resources
  46. 46. Take Home Messages • Students can contribute a lot to outreach • Focus on people, not resources • More local contact beforehand
  47. 47. Take Home Messages • Students can contribute a lot to outreach • Focus on people, not resources • More local contact beforehand • Crowdfunding is a great idea for small projects
  48. 48. Take Home Messages • Students can contribute a lot to outreach • Focus on people, not resources • More local contact beforehand • Crowdfunding is a great idea for small projects • In-kind contributions can take you a long way
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