the IAU inclusive world exhibition
INSPIRING STARS AUSTRIA
April 16, 2018 | Vienna, Austria | 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Inception Event | Location: Jägerstraße 36, 1200 Vienna, Ground Floor
Piero Benvenuti, IAU Secretary-General
Ewine F. van Dishoeck, IAU President Elect
Allyson Bieryla, Astronomer
“Astronomy and Inclusive Participation”
Moderator: Christian Vogelauer
Station 1. Inclusive Solar Telescopes
Both sighted and blind participants will be able to observe the Sun.
Credit: Station 1. Allyson Bieryla; Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.
Station 2. Astronomy Tactile Posters
Braille and tactile illustrated posters in English on galaxies, Sun, etc.
Credit: Amy Hansen, Thomas Madura, Kimberly Arcand; Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics
Station 3. Radio Jove -- the Radio Telescope
The radio jove project teaches people how to build a radio telescope and monitor bursts of energy from the Sun and Jupiter.
Credit: James Thieman.
Station 4. Tactile Planets & Moon 3D
Participants will be able to experience planet Venus, Mars and Moon surface features trough touch.
Credit: Amelia Ortiz Gil. Universidad de Valencia.
Station 5. Tactile Light Curves & Sonification Prototype
Charts translated into tactile and lesson on calculations with it. Computer display translating astronomy measurements into sound.
Credit: Office of Astronomy for Development.
Station 6. Discussion Table: Equal Participation in Austria
Station 7. Hands in the Stars
Showcase comparative list of astronomical words in sign languages is now available most utilised in education.
Credit: Sign language astronomy dictionary, Commission C1 International Astronomical Union (IAU))
Station 8. Eclipse Soundscapes
Uses a smartphone’s touch screen and vibrational feedback to demonstrate the physical qualities of an eclipse
Credit: Dr Henry Winter; Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.