Tune into our July 31, 2014 at 1600 UT where our guests will include Daniela DePaulis AstroArtist, Mark Thompson president of OPT Telescopes, Ca, and Bob Eklund, AstroPoetry judge.
Daniela DePaulis partners with AWB to create a program called AstroArts where she hopes that an "...ongoing discussion between artists and scientists, creating opportunities for collaboration and dissemination of ideas..." will occur. In this hangout she'll be giving us an update about artists and their recent contributions to the AstroArt movement.
Mark Thompson of OPT Telescopes recently donated the proceeds of a raffle of equipment to raise a generous 7000$ at the Southern California Astronomy Exposition of the 10th Annual Astro Festival on July 10th.
Bob Eklund will announce the winners of our AstroPoetry competition with featured readings.
Just a little note, we will be having a another G+ Hangout with some very special guests on August 6th. So mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned for details!
Inspiring Youth with the Universe
On June 16-19 this year, Telescopes to Tanzania (TtT) conducted its first Curriculum Development Workshop. Attendees included local science teachers who promised that they will act as Ambassadors of Astronomy and talk with the Ministry of Education to include Astronomy into Tanzanian Curriculum of Education.
Recently, AWB received an email from Elineema Nassary, a project participant. Reading the impact that TtT is having on the teachers and the youth of Tanzania is truely inspiring. Elineema says, "Telescope to Tanzania under Pastors Chuck and Sue brought a new dreams to our students and the community large..." and that TtT has "...awakened the student's moralities of studying science subjects intensively since they now want to know more about the universe." To read more about what Elineema has to say visit our Indiegogo Campaign Activity page.
NASA is giving some great coverage on its own Kepler website showing a photo of TtT co-founder Chuck Ruehle demonstrating the space agency's own exoplanet education software to African students along with a link to our Indiegogo campaign.
By the way, we have just passed the $6,500 mark and we have 40 days left in our fundraising drive. Thank you all who have contributed so far. Please take a moment and look at our official campaign donor 'Thank You Wall'. We look forward to seeing your name included!
Soon winners will be announced in our 2014 AstroPoetry Contest. Listen to readings and find out who has won in this upcoming G+ Hangout.
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