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ASTRONOMY AND SOCIETY FURTHERING GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING AND INSPIRING YOUNG CHILDREN<br />Why astronomy for education an...
TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />
TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
ASTRONOMY AS SCIENCE<br />Inexpensive laboratories for studying laws of physics <br />      under extreme conditions:<br /...
TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE<br />Everythingcame out of the Big Bang!!<br />
TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
ASTRONOMY FOR <br />CAPACITY BUILDING<br />TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br...
IAU STRATEGIC PLAN 2010 - 2020 “ASTRONOMY FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD”<br />http://iau.org/static/education/strategicplan_091...
Goals for 2010 – 2020
Strategy
Build on IYA momentum and cornerstones
Integrated strategic phased approach
Increase regional involvement (bottom-up)
Special attention Sub-Saharan Africa
Increase number of active volunteers
Initiate new activities
Advance UN Millennium Goals
Exploit new tools and opportunities
Create “Office of Astronomy for Development”
Implementation  roadmap</li></ul>Culture<br />Technology<br />INSPIRATION<br />Science<br />
IAU GLOBAL OFFICE  OF ASTRONOMY FOR DEVELOPMENT <br />Global call for proposals <br />20 excellent proposals<br />SAAO Cap...
PILLARS OF IAU ASTRONOMY FOR DEVELOPMENT“from the cradle to the grave”<br />Excites <br />Stimulates imagination<br />Intr...
               EU- UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE)Astronomy-based program with educational and social goals<br />Exposes DISAD...
Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK (N. Ireland)
South Africa</li></ul>National coordinators + materials + teacher training + exchanges<br />
               EU- UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE)<br />Ingredients<br />International Network<br />Platform for teachers and ...
MOTIVATION FOR EU-UNIVERSE AWARENESS<br /><ul><li>Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development</li></ul>Beauty and size o...
OUR Universe is beautiful<br />e.g. Birthplace of stars<br />
OUR Universe is exciting<br />Exploding stars<br />
MOTIVATION FOR EU-UNIVERSE AWARENESS<br /><ul><li>Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development</li></ul>Beauty and size o...
EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)<br />EARTH FROM SATURN (ESA - CASSINI)<br />
EUNAWE BUILDS FROM UNIVERSE AWARENESS<br />Initiated in 2005<br />Bottom-up network of ~ 500 dedicated multidisciplinary e...
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EUNAWE Presentation at the European Parliament

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EUNAWE Presentation at the European Parliament

  1. 1. ASTRONOMY AND SOCIETY FURTHERING GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING AND INSPIRING YOUNG CHILDREN<br />Why astronomy for education and capacity building?<br />International Astronomical Union Strategic Plan<br />“Astronomy for the Developing World”<br />EU Universe Awareness (EUNAWE) <br />GEORGE MILEY <br />Leiden University<br />Vice President International Astronomical Union<br />Portfolio: Development and Education<br />Research field: Probing the early Universe with distant radio galaxies<br />
  2. 2. TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />
  3. 3. TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
  4. 4. ASTRONOMY AS SCIENCE<br />Inexpensive laboratories for studying laws of physics <br /> under extreme conditions:<br />Largest energies (~ 1061 erg). <br />Largest densities 1018 kg/m3. <br />Most tenuous vacuum <br />Largest sizes > 10 million light years<br />Frontier science do-able from anywhere in world<br />
  5. 5. TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
  6. 6. TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
  7. 7. HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE<br />Everythingcame out of the Big Bang!!<br />
  8. 8. TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
  9. 9. ASTRONOMY FOR <br />CAPACITY BUILDING<br />TECHNOLOGY <br />AND SKILLS<br />CULTURE <br />AND SOCIETY<br />SCIENCE AND <br />RESEARCH<br />
  10. 10. IAU STRATEGIC PLAN 2010 - 2020 “ASTRONOMY FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD”<br />http://iau.org/static/education/strategicplan_091001.pdf<br /><ul><li>Long-term vision
  11. 11. Goals for 2010 – 2020
  12. 12. Strategy
  13. 13. Build on IYA momentum and cornerstones
  14. 14. Integrated strategic phased approach
  15. 15. Increase regional involvement (bottom-up)
  16. 16. Special attention Sub-Saharan Africa
  17. 17. Increase number of active volunteers
  18. 18. Initiate new activities
  19. 19. Advance UN Millennium Goals
  20. 20. Exploit new tools and opportunities
  21. 21. Create “Office of Astronomy for Development”
  22. 22. Implementation roadmap</li></ul>Culture<br />Technology<br />INSPIRATION<br />Science<br />
  23. 23. IAU GLOBAL OFFICE OF ASTRONOMY FOR DEVELOPMENT <br />Global call for proposals <br />20 excellent proposals<br />SAAO Cape Town selected <br />Partners IAU-SAAO/NRF <br />Strong support from SA Department of Science & Technology and Minister<br />Superb Director recruited<br />Kevin Govender<br />Started 1 March 2011<br />Inauguration by South African Minister of Science & Technology 16 April 2011<br />Planned Stakeholders workshop 12 – 14 December 2011<br />
  24. 24. PILLARS OF IAU ASTRONOMY FOR DEVELOPMENT“from the cradle to the grave”<br />Excites <br />Stimulates imagination<br />Introduces science<br />Gives perspective<br />
  25. 25. EU- UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE)Astronomy-based program with educational and social goals<br />Exposes DISADVANTAGED young children (4 – 10) to INSPIRATIONAL aspects of astronomy<br />Use PERSPECTIVE, INSPIRATION and FUN of astronomy to<br />Introduce young children to excitement of science<br />Broaden children’s minds<br />Stimulate internationalism, tolerance <br />Stimulate European and world citizenship<br /><ul><li>Implementation in 5 EU member states and South Africa
  26. 26. Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK (N. Ireland)
  27. 27. South Africa</li></ul>National coordinators + materials + teacher training + exchanges<br />
  28. 28. EU- UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE)<br />Ingredients<br />International Network<br />Platform for teachers and development professionals worldwide<br />Exchange of ideas, experience and materials<br />Development of fun materials<br />Games, cartoons, songs, hands-on material<br />Entertaining and developed by professionals <br />Translated into various languages and cultures<br />Teacher Training<br />Tailored to each country and community<br />Involvement of EU Parliament<br />Amendment 898 of 2009 EU Budget – action connected with IYA<br />FP7 action supporting IYA<br />Thanks to MsRiera Madurell for her support<br />
  29. 29. MOTIVATION FOR EU-UNIVERSE AWARENESS<br /><ul><li>Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development</li></ul>Beauty and size of the Universe excite young children<br />
  30. 30. OUR Universe is beautiful<br />e.g. Birthplace of stars<br />
  31. 31. OUR Universe is exciting<br />Exploding stars<br />
  32. 32. MOTIVATION FOR EU-UNIVERSE AWARENESS<br /><ul><li>Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development</li></ul>Beauty and size of the Universe excite young children<br />Gives perspective – stimulates tolerance and sense of world citizenship<br />Gateway to science and rational thought<br />Most need for economically disadvantaged children<br />Combat fanaticism<br />"Fanatic ethnic, religious or national identifications are difficult to support when we see our planet as a fragile, blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars. “ CARL SAGAN<br />
  33. 33. EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)<br />EARTH FROM SATURN (ESA - CASSINI)<br />
  34. 34. EUNAWE BUILDS FROM UNIVERSE AWARENESS<br />Initiated in 2005<br />Bottom-up network of ~ 500 dedicated multidisciplinary experts in ~ 40 countries<br />Global cornerstone of UN-ratified International Year of Astronomy IYA2009<br />Now official programme of International Astronomical Union<br />Seed funding from <br />Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences<br />NL Ministry of Education, Culture and Science<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. UNAWE iN TUNISIA ASTRO-BUS oFLA Cité des Sciences <br /><ul><li>Transports small telescope + mini-planetarium + exhibition.
  37. 37. Inspiring children throughout Tunisia, even in remotest villages.
  38. 38. During 2008 > reached 150,000 children!
  39. 39. Important for inspiring and educating next generation of Tunisians</li></ul>Needs EU support<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>Astronomy - Unique tool forglobaland EU capacity building at all levels
  41. 41. IAU decadal plan 2010 – 2020
  42. 42. Inspiringveryyoungpeople > EUNAWE
  43. 43. EUNAWE willexploitastronomyandspaceforeducationalandsocial goals
  44. 44. Educational- exciteyoungpeoplewithscience
  45. 45. Social- broadenmindsandencourage tolerant adults
  46. 46. Increases effectiveness of European expenditure on astronomical and space research for a tiny fraction of the cost
  47. 47. Funding
  48. 48. FP7. Implementation in 6 countriesthanksto EC andParliament
  49. 49. FP8? Ambition - extendtoadditional EU andassociatedcountries
  50. 50. Cross-disciplinary– relevant to at least 7 EU DGs
  51. 51. Research & Innovation, Enterprise & Industry, Education& Culture, Development & Cooperation, Information Society, Digital Agenda, External Action</li></ul>CONCLUSIONS <br />
  52. 52. Funding<br />Consortium<br />Armagh<br />Observatory<br />Partners<br />
  53. 53. Would not have been possible without:<br />Carolina Ödman, UNAWE International Project Manager 2005 – 2010<br />Pedro Russo EUNAWE International Project Manager 2011 – <br />Claus Madsen, Head of ESO Public Affairs<br />Stefano D’Odoria, EUNAWE REA Project Officer<br />Cecilia Scorza, Andreas Quirrenbach, Natalie Fischer<br />Rosa Ros<br />Franco Pacini, Lara Albanese, Alessandra Zanazzi <br />Kevin Govender<br />Frederiek Westra van Holthe<br />Mark Bailey<br />Armagh<br />Observatory<br />MANY THANKS TO ALL<br />
  54. 54. THE UNIVERSE IS SCIENCE<br />UNAWE Venezuela – Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía<br />
  55. 55. THE UNIVERSE IS TECHNOLOGY<br />UNAWE Venezuela – Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía<br />
  56. 56. THE UNIVERSE IS CULTURE<br />UNAWE Tunisia– Children’s Club Sfax<br />
  57. 57. THE UNIVERSE GIVES PERSPECTIVE<br />UNAWE Germany – Astronomieschule Heidelberg<br />
  58. 58. THE UNIVERSE IS INTRIGUING<br />UNAWE Kenya – Ray of Hope Community Centre<br />
  59. 59. THE UNIVERSE IS “HANDS-ON FUN”<br />UNAWE Indonesia – Institute for TeknologyBandung<br />
  60. 60. THE UNIVERSE IS ENTERTAINING <br />UNAWE Indonesia – Large UNAWE “Snakes & Ladders” Game<br />
  61. 61. THE UNIVERSE IS INSPIRING<br />UNAWE India – Tamil Nadu Science Forum<br />
  62. 62. THE UNIVERSE IS INTERESTING<br />UNAWE Kenya – Ray of Hope Community Centre<br />
  63. 63. THE UNIVERSE ATTRACTS A CROWD<br />UNAWE Venezuela – Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía<br />
  64. 64. THE UNIVERSE IS ALSO FOR <br />HANDICAPPED CHILDREN<br />UNAWE Venezuela – Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía<br />Performance by autistic children <br />

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