1.Mar 2013 IAU Outreach Newsletter

1.Mar 2013 IAU Outreach Newsletter

Dear all,

In this newsletter:

1) Astronomy resources in  Swahili by UNAWE Tanzania
2) Global Astronomy Month 2013: Programme of Events
3) Institute of Physics' Public Engagement Grant Scheme 2013
4) Your Ticket to the Universe:  A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos
5) Upcoming events

Clear skies,

Please find below an additional item for the newsletter.

6) GLOBE at Night campaign is now underway

Clear skies,

1) Astronomy resources in  Swahili by UNAWE Tanzania

UNAWE: Almost 150 million people speak Swahili today, mainly in the East of
Africa, but there are alarmingly few astronomical resources available in the
language. But now the UNAWE Tanzania team is working hard to help change this
and to bring the wonders of the cosmos to the entire Swahili-speaking

More info: www.unawe.org/updates/unawe-update-1312/

2) Global Astronomy Month 2013: Programme of Events

AWB: Astronomers Without Borders and its partners have a rich schedule of
events for Global Astronomy Month 2013 (GAM2013) this April, all designed to
inform and inspire the public throughout the world.

GAM 2013 programme: http://goo.gl/CymCn

3) Institute of Physics' Public Engagement Grant Scheme 2013

Rik Sargent, IOP Outreach Officer: Do you have a fantastic idea for making
physics accessible? Do you want to reach a wider audience? Do you need some
support to make your outreach activity happen? The second round of the 2013
Public Engagement Grant from the Institute of Physics is now open for
applications. The grants are worth up to £1500 and aim to support
physics-based outreach activities in the UK and Ireland throughout 2013.
Activities should provide engaging experiences of physics to public audiences.
Closing date: 22 April 2013.

More info: www.iop.org/about/grants/outreach/page_38843.html

4) Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos, by Kimberly
Arcand & Megan Watzke

Kimberly Arcand: Declared the International Year of Astronomy, 2009 heralded
the most ambitious science outreach programme ever conducted. Hundreds of
millions of people around the world participated in tens of thousands of
events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first telescope and the
exciting discoveries astronomy continues to make today. One of the successful
programmes during that year was 'From Earth to the Universe', a series of a
thousand exhibit locations spread across about 100 countries.

'Your Ticket to the Universe'  captures the spirit of the 'From Earth to the
Universe' exhibition and allows it to be brought home and shared.  The
224-page paperback book includes 200 colour images and rich but accessible
descriptions. The book launches 2 April, 2013 from Smithsonian Books (a
non-profit publisher).  

If you would like to order the book for your planetarium, science centre,
museum or other venue, please contact kimberlykowal@me.com 

More info: www.yourtickettotheuniverse.com

5) Upcoming events
Please visit our EPO Calendar for more events:

5a) Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference (CEDIC) 2013, 1-2 March
(Linz, Austria)
Event website: http://cedic.at/en/cedic.php

5b) Life in the Universe , 9 March
(Edinburgh, Scotland)
Event website: www.johncbrown.org/LifeintheUniverse.html

5c) SciFest Africa 2013, 13-19 March
(Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa)
Event website: www.scifest.org.za/index.php?pid=4

5d) ALMA Observatory Inauguration, 13 March
Website: www.almaobservatory.org
6)  GLOBE at Night campaign is now underway

The third GLOBE at Night campaign of 2013 began on 3 March and will run until
12 March. GLOBE at Night is a citizen science project to record the brightness
of the
night sky around the world. During five observing campaigns in 2013, children
and adults are asked to match the appearance of a constellation (Orion or Leo
in the northern hemisphere, and Orion or Crux in the southern hemisphere) with
seven star charts of progressively fainter stars. The data is collected to
produce an interactive map of all worldwide observations. There are five GLOBE
at Night campaigns in 2013: January 3-12, January 31-February 9, March 3-12,
March 31-April 9, and April 29-May 8. Make a difference and join the GLOBE at
Night campaign!

GLOBE at Night website: www.globeatnight.org