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.



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2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

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2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

 

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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