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APRIL 2015

IAU Launches Cosmic Light!


The International Astronomical Union launched the Cosmic Light programme addressing light pollution under the framework of International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). Following a public call that gathered many high quality proposals from around the world, the IAU has identified several key Cosmic Light cornerstone projects that will address the awareness of the problems caused by light pollution and the importance of understanding our Universe through cosmic light.

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LIVE Hangout on Black Body Radiation


As children, we’re taught to paint cold things blue and hot things red. In science we learn that blue things are actually far hotter than red things! In this Hangout, we will learn how hot objects radiate energy as light of many colors following what is called a black body curve. Join LIVE with Inspiring Science Education Hangout on Black Body Radiation, 20 Wednesday, May at 18:00 (CET).

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Galileo Teacher Training Program in Nepal organised by Nepal Astronomy Society.


Report: GTTP 2015 Nepal


Galileo Teacher Training Program 2015 Pokhara was organised by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in collaboration with Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) and Motherland Higher Secondary School, Masbar, Pokhara, Nepal, from 20-21 February. The programme was conducted in association with Global Hands-on Universe (GHOU).

The programme included four workshops throughout two days which consisted discussion sessions, assignments, hands-on experience for teachers including water rocket events, and also night sky observation session at the school premises. With a total of 16 teachers from different schools of Pokhara, including two teachers from Katmandu, the two-day programme was a success thanks to dedication of volunteers from NASO and PAS.

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Electromagnetic Spectrum ISE Hangout Video


Today, we are able to study the universe in many colors that can’t be seen with our eyes. From detecting X-rays, to listening to the radio universe, we are able to use digital detectors to “see” hidden aspects of distant objects. In this Hangout, we will review the electromagnetic spectrum. Inspiring Science Education hangout on 8 April 2015 discussed ‘Electromagnetic Spectrum’. If you missed the live hangout, enjoy the video of the recording and stay tuned to the future hangouts.
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