Join us on Tuesday, 30th July 2019 at 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST for another Europlanet Webinar which is sure to be fascinating. This month we talk to Dr Amelia Ortiz-Gil about making astronomy accessible to all with her work producing tactile and audial resources. Full details below.
There are two ways to access the webinar (both are free and easy):
- RECOMMENDED: full access using Zoom app (desktop or mobile) – this gives the best quality, allows you to ask questions to the speaker and fully participate in the webinar. You have to register to access the webinar and have the Zoom app installed. We won’t share your data with anyone and will only use it in regards to this webinar.
- live streaming – you can watch the live stream of the webinar through Europlanet’s YouTube channel without registering. This is a straight feed and you aren’t able to communicate with the speaker or participate further in the webinar in any way. It will appear at the top of the Europlanet YouTube Channel page when the stream is live.
We highly recommend registering and using the Zoom app – particularly if you are in an environment with multiple viewers (e.g. classroom).
In recent years, projects like “A Touch of the Universe” (https://astrokit.uv.es/) have used the sense of touch to teach everyone, including blind people, about the planets and the Universe. However, there are other senses that can also be used to enjoy and, at the same time, learn about astronomy. This can be especially useful for people with special needs.
Join us in this multisensory exploration of the Universe!
Speaker: Dr Amelia Ortiz-Gil is an astronomer at thethe University of Valencia’s Astronomical Observatory, working in outreach and education. She is National Outreach Coordinator (NOC) for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Spain since 2018. She is the 2019 Europlanet Prize Winner for her work developing accessible outreach and educational materials.