Facts to Equations & What!/Wow! to How?

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
, UTC: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
, UTC: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
, UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
, UTC: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
, UTC: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
, UTC: 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
, Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
, UTC: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

While planning to educate astronomy outside the classroom, we must first distinguish with whom we teach, in what environment, etc. If the age group is at an education level, they can use it for a career path, and others can take it as a hobby and awareness. Besides regular talks and models, etc., we can make them work with maths, physics and problem-solving related to astronomy and space education in a fun way. We have to differentiate between facts learning and analytical thinking. All about explanation through models and related helps to know the truth and facts, but working with the problem induces their analytical thinking with enthusiasm. Hence, this allows either way of raising the interest in astronomy and also good at analytical thinking.


Dr. Chrisphin Karthick is a Scientist C and Deputy Head of the Astronomy Outreach Section called SCOPE, which stands for Science Communication Public Outreach and Education at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, India. (which is a Department of Science and Technology institution under Govt. of India). His PhD is in Extragalactic Studies under the DST Institution ARIES at Nainital, India. But currently exploring the outreach-related research areas.