International Experience of UNAWE

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"International Experience of UNAWE"
C. Odman

Presented at: TNSF - UNAWE Workshop
Chennai, India
March 2007

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International Experience of UNAWE

  1. 1. UNIVERSE AWARENESS UNAWE Carolina Ödman odman@strw.leidenuniv.nl odman@strw. leidenuniv.Planetarium through ages: http://www.unawe.org/ http://www.unawe.org/ Vision 2027Mumbai, March 20 2007 UNAWE, A GLOBAL INITIATIVE 1
  2. 2. UNAWE, A GLOBAL INITIATIVE Team of >20 nationalities Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Venezuela OTHER EXPERIENCES VENEZUELA• UNESCO Schools network• Astronomy community• Ministry of Science and Education ==> Pilot programme in 2006 2
  3. 3. VENEZUELAVENEZUELA FILM 3
  4. 4. OTHER EXPERIENCES TUNISIA• Science City• Teacher training and travelling “Astro-Bus”• Ministries of Family Affairs and of Education ==> Strong government involvement, Science communication & Education communities TUNISIA 4
  5. 5. TUNISIA OTHER EXPERIENCES COLOMBIA• Government programmes for: – Street children, abandoned children – Drug guerrilla orphans – Amateur astronomy community 5
  6. 6. COLOMBIA OTHER EXPERIENCES SPAIN• Teacher training• Latin American ‘avalanche’-effect ==> Strong support from the National Research Council 6
  7. 7. OTHER EXPERIENCES SOUTH AFRICA• Department of Science and Technology keen on Astronomy• DST have recognised the need for outreach ==> Collateral Benefits programme: Benefits to society of large astronomical facilities and beyond see Kevin Govender’s intervention tomorrow SOUTH AFRICA 7
  8. 8. INTERNATIONAL LINKING• Skypecasts http://www.unawe.org/eclipse2007/ 8
  9. 9. INTERNATIONAL LINKING• Questions and answer sessions http://www.scifest.org.za/ UNAWE in India• Underprivileged children – Urban communities (street children, working children, no sky) – Rural communities (poverty, illiteracy, beautiful sky)• TNSF: – Experience and established network of activists – Collection of folkloric material and existing material 9
  10. 10. INTERNATIONAL LINKING 10

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