Galileomobile: Lessons Learnt From A Volunteer Outreach Initiative Sharing Astronomy With Communities Across The World

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: 8:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

GalileoMobile is a volunteer astronomy outreach initiative that shares astronomy with students and teachers in communities worldwide. Since its inception in 2008, the GalileoMobile initiative - composed of a group of volunteer astronomers, educators and science communicators around the world - has reached 2,500 teachers and 20,000 students from 15 countries providing different communities with the tools to run astronomical activities independently, facilitating their sustainability through teacher workshops and community building. In this talk, we will give an overview of GalileoMobile's vision, major achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.

About Jorge Rivero González

Jorge Rivero González is the Head of the Communication & Outreach Office of the Institute of Space Sciences (Spain). He was the IAU 100th anniversary Celebrations (IAU100) Global Coordinator and was part of the global organisation of the UN International Year of Light 2015 and the UNESCO International Day of Light. From 2009, he has been a member of the outreach initiative GalileoMobile. He holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the Ludwig Maximilians University (Germany) and a postgraduate degree in Science Journalism and Communication from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain). His work for IAU100 received the 2020 Dutch Research Council (NWO) Communication Award for its reach and international impact in promoting astronomy.