The Second Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

 

 

The 2020 Shaw -IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education will focus on an overview of education world wide.

 

It will be a fully online, virtual experience that will take place 6 - 9 October 2020.

 

The opening day of the workshop will also include the official opening ceremony of the OAE. Over the following days, the workshop will offer sessions on

  • Making astronomy education equitable, diverse and inclusive
  • Astronomy education within the IAU
  • Astronomy education in low-tech environments
  • Astronomy education resources
  • Astronomy education around the world

Most sessions will be offered more than once, to allow for participants from different time zones.

The confirmed speakers for the opening event are:

  • Ewine van Dishoeck, President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Leiden University
  • Theresia Bauer, MdL, Chair of the Carl Zeiss Foundation Administration, Minister for Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg
  • Beate Spiegel, Managing Director of the Klaus Tschira Foundation
  • Kenneth Young, Chairman of the Shaw Prize Council and Vice Chair of its Board of Adjudicators, Shaw Prize Foundation
  • Teresa Lago, General Secretary of the IAU
  • Keynote: Svein Sjøberg, University of Oslo

Confirmed speakers for the different sessions of the workshop itself are:

  • Hidehiko Agata, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach
  • Paulo Bretones, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Paulo
  • Lina Canas, IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach
  • Tawanda Chingozha, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
  • Olayinka Fagbemiro, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Edith Cowan University Perth
  • Amelia Ortiz Gil, University of Valencia
  • Kevin Govender, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
  • Teresa Lago, General Secretary of the IAU
  • Markus Pössel, IAU Office of Astronomy for Education
  • João Retre, Institute of Astrophysics and Space Science, Portugal
  • Pedro Russo, Leiden University
  • Cecilia Scorza, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

 

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