Opening Event Including Official Opening Of The Oae

Plenary Session

2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

Session timeblocks
Tuesday Oct. 6, 2020
UTC: 2 p.m.-4:10 p.m.

Schedule

  • Welcome and brief description of workshop

    Markus Pössel

    Markus Pössel (Office of Astronomy for Education/Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)

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  • Welcome from the IAU

    Ewine van Dishoeck

    Ewine van Dishoeck (President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Leiden University)

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  • Greetings from the Carl Zeiss Foundation

    Theresia Bauer

    Theresia Bauer (MdL, Chair of the Carl Zeiss Foundation Administration, Minister for Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg)

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  • Greetings from the Klaus Tschira Foundation

    In 1995, Klaus Tschira established the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, a foundation which was built on his vision to foster the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, as well as the appreciation of these fields. In 1997, Beate Spiegel joined and began building up the foundation together with Klaus Tschira. Since 2011, she has been the managing director of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. She worked side by side with Klaus Tschira until his passing in 2015, and has now been sharing the managing responsibilities with Carsten Könneker since 2019.

    Beate Spiegel

    Beate Spiegel (Managing Director of the Klaus Tschira Foundation)

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  • Greetings from the Shaw Prize Foundation

    Kenneth Young

    Kenneth Young (Chairman of the Shaw Prize Council and Vice Chair of its Board of Adjudicators, Shaw Prize Foundation)

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  • How the OAE Came Into Being

    Teresa Lago

    Teresa Lago (General Secretary of the IAU)

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  • Astronomy and Space Science: On top of Children’s interest

    The talk presents selected results from the ROSE-project (Relevance Of Science Education), a study of how 15 year old students in different countries relate to science and technology. Young people from some 50 countries expressed their experiences, attitudes, interests and future plans. Data reveal interesting differences between young people from different countries as well as large differences between girls and boys. Astronomy comes out in a most positive way. A follow-study of ROSE is being planned and is open for participation.

    Svein Sjøberg

    Svein Sjøberg (Professor in Science Education, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo, Norway)

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