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Glossary Credits


OAE coordinator responsible for the glossary: Niall Deacon (deacon​atastro4edu.org)

A joint IAU Office of Astronomy for Education project with the IAU Office of Astronomy Outreach, particularly Hidehiko Agata's experience working with the ASJ Glossary of Astronomy in Japanese.

Glossary Definition Sprint

Initial versions of the glossary definitions in English were written by the following people during a Glossary Definition Sprint.

OAE Heidelberg: Asmita Bhandare, Niall Deacon, Natalie Fischer, Tshiamiso Makwela, Markus Nielbock, Stefan Payne-Wardenaar, Markus Pössel, Saeed Salimpour, Anna Sippel
OAE Center Egypt: Somaya Saad
OAE Center India: Aniket Sule
OAE Node Nepal: Manisha Dwa

OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinators (NAECs): Ali AL-Edhari (NAEC Iraq) Tareq Alkhateb (NAEC Syria), Tor E Aslesen (NAEC Norway), Jackie Bondell (NAEC Australia), Marc Frincu (NAEC Romania), Robert Hollow (NAEC Australia), Joanna Holt (NAEC Netherlands), Frances McCarthy (NAEC Ireland), Farseem Mohammedy (NAEC Bangladesh), Rulx Narcisse (NAEC Haiti), John Percy (NAEC Canada), Ángela Pérez (NAEC Colombia), Premana W. Premadi (NAEC Indonesia), Brisa Terezón (NAEC El Salvador), Ekaterina Tikhomirova (NAEC Russia), Majd Thabit (NAEC Israel), Szabados László (NAEC Hungary), Santiago Vargas (NAEC Colombia), Sarita Vig (NAEC India), William H. Waller (NAEC USA)

Scientific Copyediting of Definitions Written in the Sprint: Emma Rigby

Glossary Term Selection Panels

The list of suggested glossary terms was whittled down to shorter lists by panels of experts in primary and secondary education.

Primary School Panel: Hidehiko Agata (IAU OAO/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - NAOJ), Kamrul Qader Chowdhury (NAEC Bangladesh), Joanna Holt (NAEC Netherlands), Ángela Pérez (NAEC Colombia), Danijela Takač (NAEC Croatia)
Secondary School Panel: Hidehiko Agata (IAU OAO/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - NAOJ), Minodora Carmen Lipcanu (NAEC Romania), Rabina Maharjan (NAEC Nepal), Ivy Solano (NAEC Philippines), William H. Waller (NAEC USA), Maria Cristina Zarate Rodriguez (NAEC Colombia)
Panel Survey Preparation: Saeed Salimpour (OAE Heidelberg)

Glossary term suggestions

An initial list of glossary terms based on concepts mentioned in the Big Ideas in Astronomy project with additional terms suggested by the following people.

Forson Albert (NAEC Ghana), Nasser Alkadi (NAEC Syria), Awoyomi Oluwabusayo Olufunke (NAEC Nigeria), Alan Alves Brito (NAEC Brazil), Thomas Appere (NAEC France), Abd Bendahhou (NAEC Morocco), Suresh Bhattarai (OAE Node Nepal), Betelehem Bilata (NAEC Ethiopia), Vladimir Bozhilov (NAEC Bulgaria), Miracle Chibuzor Marcel (NAEC Nigeria), Maria Konstantinou (NAEC Cyprus), Oisin Creaner (NAEC Ireland), Ivan Dorotovič (NAEC Slovakia), Joaquin Fabrega (NAEC Panama), Dunja Fabjan (NAEC Slovenia), Marc Frincu (NAEC Romania), Maria Giaele Infantino (NAEC Italy), Anna Gintere (NAEC Latvia), Arbana Hallva (NAEC Albania), Mert Koçer (NAEC Turkey), Anne-Sophie Libert (NAEC Belgium), Aran Lyo (NAEC Republic of Korea), Monika Maślaniec (NAEC Poland), Sally MacFarlane (NAEC South Africa), Sakdawoot Maungkorn (NAEC Thailand), Frances McCarthy (NAEC Ireland), David Merlo (NAEC Argentina), Ahmed Messaoudi (NAEC Tunisia), Farseem Mohammedy (NAEC Bangladesh), Freddy Moreno (NAEC Colombia), Elisabeta Ana Naghi (NAEC Romania), Rulx Narcisse (NAEC Haiti), Marie-Eve Naud (NAEC Canada), Armine Patatanyan (NAEC Armenia), Halina Prętka-Ziomek (NAEC Poland), Jan Qvam (NAEC Norway), Gloria Raharimbolamena (NAEC Madagascar), Ma. Rosario Ramos (NAEC Philippines), Barbara Rovšek (University of Ljubljana), Somaya Saad (OAE Center Egypt), Ivy Solano (NAEC Philippines), Greg Stachowski (NAEC Poland), Michal Svanda (NAEC Czech Republic), Szabados László (NAEC Hungary), Jerusalem Tamirat (NAEC Ethiopia), Brisa Terezón (NAEC El Salvador), Ekaterina Tikhomirova (NAEC Russia), Akihiko Tomita (NAEC Japan), Santiago Vargas (NAEC Colombia), Victor Vera (NAEC Peru), Nebiyu Suleyman Mohammed (NAEC Ethiopia), Emilio Zuniga (NAEC Nicaragua)

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