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A presentation about a project on Astronomy in Timor-Leste given by Carla Natário during the 2012 Astronomy to Inspire and Educate Young Children: EU Universe Awareness Workshop. ...

A presentation about a project on Astronomy in Timor-Leste given by Carla Natário during the 2012 Astronomy to Inspire and Educate Young Children: EU Universe Awareness Workshop.

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On the 6 of June 2012 the planet Venus will cross the solar disc in an extremely rare astronomical only visible in some parts of the globe. Timor-Leste will witness this transit of Venus, that will only happen again in more than 100 years. Universe Awareness (UNAWE) partners are organising several educational activities in Timor-Leste on the occasion of the transit, ranging from teacher training workshops to a public observing event. These activities are targeted to teachers, children, students and the general public and follow the vision of UNAWE: Inspire everyone with our wonderful cosmos.

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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

    • Do you know what this means?You miss it and youll have to wait 105 years to see it happenagain!
    • UNAWE Student Ambassador project Astronomy in Timor-LesteCelebrating the Transit of Venus 2012
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Rare and inspiring event...
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012A project is born. The goals:1. UNAWE goals: To 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 andtolerance.2. Motivate children to become scientists and technologists of the future.3. Make a new country part of UNAWE community.4. Make this project as the kick off event to a serie of astronomy events inthis new country.
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 TeamSupervisor: Pedro RussoAinil Abdullah Carla Natário Cindy Gunawan Jaya RamchandaniPhD Astronomy MSc Research in BA Dutch MSc Astronomy & Astronomy and Studies Science-Based UNAWE Science Business Writing Assistant and UNAWE internship in Business
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012Where?
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Timor-Leste
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Why Timor-Leste?It is a very recent country (one of the worlds youngest!)- Independence in2002.It has a lower-middle-income economy and it continues to suffer the aftereffects of a decades-long independence struggle against, which damagedinfrastructure and displaced thousands of civilians.In 2012 the United Nation mission ends, transferring all the control toTimor-Lest.UNAWE- Open new horizons to the young and bright children and showthem that they too have the same opportunity and right to enjoy scienceand Astronomy as the other children from around the World.UNAWE- Better understanding of what are the obstacles that developingcountries are facing and how to operate within it.
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 TeacherFollow up Training meeting 30 May - 7 June School Visits Science Talk at ScienceExhibition Education Fac. National Univ. Transit Observation. Night Observ.
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012Support and Funding Portuguese school Leiden Observatory Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science Portuguese Embassy in LKBF grant East Timor Media coverage Media coverage East Timor Ministry of Education Local suport ASEAN Education section Monash Science Centre Australia Astronomy Department of ITB CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Contributions so far: 1. Travel expenses- LKBF Grant 2. Accommodation- Portuguese Embassy 3. Local logistics- Portuguese School, Government, Indonesian Embassy 4. Educational Resources -UNAWE -Astronomy Department of ITB- Telescope -Astro Book Drive -Portuguese publishing house Gradiva -German solar filter company -Crowdfunding
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012Paper Plate Education. Chuck Bueter Croydon West Primary School Ruth Bode
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012Type of Quantity DonationsResources Needed (units) (units)Telescopes 2 0 +1Galileoscopes 100 12Safe Solar 5.000 100Goggles + 1.000Solarscopes 100 3Planispheres 50 4Earthballs 100 3
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012Action Dec Jan Feb March April May JuneIdeas, Proposal writingContacting partnersFund raisingMaterial preparationEvent detailed planningShippingImplementation Timeline
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Timeline Activity June 31 Set up and preliminary meetings June 1 Children Day Activities June 2-3 Teacher training workshops June 4-5 Visits to schools and University June 6 Venus Transit Event ,main exhibition, night observations June 7 Follow up meeting
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 20121. Teacher TrainingGive a basic knowledge in Astronomy and how to introduce it inthe classroom.Ideas of how to make a transit observation plan and otherastronomical observations.Astronomy tools.Ideas on how to create science clubs.UNAWE
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 20122. Schools and University visitsIntroduce astronomy : presentation and children activities.Childrens Day!Introduction of modern astronomy to University science students.3. Science ExhibitionIntroduce astronomy to public : science panels.Involving the public to fun and educational activities.
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 20124. Transit ObservationDeliver safe solar goggles.Telescope and binoculars observations, telescope projection in alarge screen.Web broadcast and activities.5. Follow up meetingLocal initiatives of future next event.UNAWE Timor Leste.
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 The project welcomes your suggestion Promotional and Educational Materials. Playmobil from EU-Unawe Germany (?) Classroom educational materials and ideas. Follow up meeting : ideas for their next activities. Personal contribution (Crowdfunding).
    • Ambassador Project: Astronomy in Timor-Leste - Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012 Carla Natário Thank you! Visit us at: http://www.unawe.org/network/national/tl/