Iau Commission C1: Astronomy Education & Development

Astronomy Education within the IAU
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020
UTC: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 5:50 p.m. - 6:05 p.m.

This presentation starts mentioning the history of Com. C1, formerly Com. 46 based on the published Newsletters.
The results show meetings, courses, teaching materials, book reviews, papers, phenomena and projects such as: International Schools for Young Astronomers (ISYAs), the travelling telescope, WGs, travels, triennial reports, education sessions and business meetings during the Gas from many countries for all school levels.
The current activities mention the efforts of WGs, meetings, the journal and other projects.

About Paulo Bretones

Degree in Chemistry (1991), MSc (1999) and PhD (2006) in the area of Astronomy education research from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).
He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos. Was coordinator of the Teaching and Dissemination Section (SEDA) of the Iberoamerican Astronomy League (LIADA) between 1992 and 2014 and Coordinator of the Teaching and Dissemination Commission (COMED) of the Brazilian Astronomical Society (SAB) between 2012 and 2016. Since 2004 is co-editor of the Latin American Journal of Astronomy Education (RELEA), and since 2018 President of the C1 Commission (Astronomy Education & Development) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Author of didactic books “The Secrets of the Solar System”and “The Secrets of the Universe” and organizer of the book “Gamesfor the Teaching of Astronomy”.
He has participated in sky observation and astronomical dissemination projects, giving lectures (450) and courses aimed at students, teachers and the general public (70). He has also written articles in newspapers and magazines (190) as well as participated in radio (200) and TV/Video programs (80). Has experience in Astronomy, with emphasis on Education. Acting mainly on the following topics: Astronomy, Chemistry, Education and Teaching.

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