Transit of Venus Brings Astronomy to Timor-Leste for the First Time
31 May 2012:
Prominent Parliamentarians Open EU-UNAWE International Workshop
26 March 2012: Chairs and coordinators of committees from parliaments of Europe, South Africa and the Netherlands spoke during the opening of a workshop on “Astronomy to Inspire and Educate Young Children” at Leiden University in the Netherlands. The workshop brings together experts in astronomy education, teachers, astronomers, politicians, artists, diplomats and members of the EU Universe Awareness global network.
Universe Awareness and Deadly Moons Honoured with Prestigious Education Award
25 August 2011:
Educational Astronomy Project Awarded Grant of 1.9 Million Euros
8 February 2011: The European Union (EU) has granted 1.9 million euros to support the 6-country educational programme EUNAWE, based on Universe Awareness (UNAWE). UNAWE is, an IAU-endorsed programme that uses the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to encourage young children, particularly those from an underprivileged background, to have an interest in science and technology and foster their sense of global citizenship from the earliest age. Although UNAWE was only founded five years ago, it is already active in 40 countries and comprises a global network of almost 500 astronomers, teachers and other educators.
Inspiring very young children with the beautiful Universe
24 August 2006: A new educational initiative in astronomy was officially launched at a press briefing at the General Assembly on Tuesday. Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is an international project that will expose underprivileged young children, aged between 4 and 10 years, to the inspirational aspects of astronomy. The team overseeing the development of UNAWE has representatives from 15 countries on 5 continents.