With its combination of social, educational and scientific goals, UNAWE is a unique programme.

Professor George Miley from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Founder of UNAWE

Universe Awareness International Office Team

Founder: Prof. George Miley
International Project Manager: Pedro Russo 

Space Scoop Project Manager:
 Sarah Roberts (Cardiff University)  
Space Scoop Educational Evaluation:
 Edward Gomez  (LCOGT)

Educational Projects Manager: Wouter Schrier (Space Awareness)
Educational Projects Manager: Jorge Rivero Gonzalez (IAU100)
Educational Support: Christian Eistrup
Communication & Education: Michael de Korte

Web Developer (contractor): Václav Ehrlich
Graphic Designer (contractor):
 Aneta Margraf-Druc

Interns and Trainees

Sarah Edrisy, Leiden University, The Netherlands. January - August 2018. Project: Stimulating girls and underrepresented minorities in STEM education.
Heleen Otten, Leiden University, The Netherlands. May - November 2018. Science communication intern. Research: Knowledge Exchange within Communities of Practice: The case of Astronomy Communication. 



Deputy International Project Manager: Tibisay Sankatsing Nava (2015-2017)
Space Awareness Educational Projects Manager: Audrey Korczynska (2015-2017)
UNAWE the Netherlands & Educational Projects Manager: Iris Nijman (2015-2016)
Web Developer (contractor): Bruno Rino
Educational Support: Abi Ashton
Deputy International Project Manager & UNAWE the Netherlands: Erik Arends (2013 - 2014)
Evaluation Advisor: Grace Kimble
PhD Student Assistants: Allison Hill (Leiden University) (Science Writer)

Post-Doc Visitors

Hyunju Lee, June 2014 – October 2015. Project: Astronomy Literacy Project

Master Students

Han Tran, Leiden University, The Netherlands. July- December 2017. Project: Evaluating the effectiveness of Space Scoop as a resource for science learning.

Denzel Ignacia, Leiden University, The Netherlands. July- December 2017. Project: Design and implementation of participatory community event for the development of science communication initiatives using design thinking.

Bram Remmelts, HHS-TISD, The Netherlands. February - April 2017. Project: Design and setup of a makerspace inside of an Open Science Centre for education.

Michael de Korte, Leiden University, The Netherlands. January - July 2016. Project: Evaluating astronomy classroom activities by personal meaning mapping.

Nicolas Berton, Université Grenoble Alpes, France.  January - June 2016. Project: Open Science Center exhibition.

Claudia Cunha. January - August 2016. Knowledge Transfer Officer - INOV Contacto.

Ana Rita Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal. March – July 2015. Project: Open Science Center.

Jorge Vasconcelos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal. March - July 2015. Project: OSC Design.

Pablo Martínez Agulló, University of Valencia, Spain. June - August 2016. Projects: EPO licenses and Copyright.

Anne Kerkhoven, Leiden University, Science Communication January – August 2015, Project: Gender-Biased Misconceptions in Science Education.

Tobias Schrama, Leiden University, Science Communication January – May 2015. Project: Knowledge, Attitudes and Motivation of Adolescent Students Regarding Virtual Citizen-Science Projects.

Kim Mun Song & Kim Kyong Chol. Pyongyang Astronomical Observatory, DPRK, until March 2014. Support DPRK Master Students.

PhD Students

Sara Anjos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal (2015 – 2019). Science Communication and Informal Science Education (SC&ISE): a case study for astronomy. Co-supervisor: Pedro Russo, Main supervisor: Anabela Carvalho. 

Summer Students

Lisa Dang, May -  July 2015. Project: How Astronomers View Education and Public Outreach: An Exploratory Study.

Joshua Borrow, Durham University, UK. June – August 2015. LEAPS Project: Public Engagement Appraisal: Supporting Research Careers.

Arianna Weingarten, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. June – July 2015. Project: International Year of Light 2015 Residency

Odile Bouchard, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. June – July 2015. Project: International Year of Light 2015 Residency

Hannah Harris, USA, June – August 2015. LEAPS Project: The Influence of Social Movements on Space Astronomy Policy

Elena Denia Navarro, October – December 2014. Project: Open Educational Resources & Open Science


High School Students

Da Hao, April 2014. Rijnlands Lyceum in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. Project: Astronomy for Teenagers. 

Stephany Turkstra, October 2014. Da Vinci College Lammenschans, the Netherlands. Project: Communicating astronomy through high visual social media services



Kyra Romero, May – December 2015, Project: Production and research on open sources approaches for physical and digital Open Educational esources

Maria Gaivão, April – August 2015, Project:  Production and research on distribution models of physical and digital educational material based on Universe Awareness, Internship fully funded by Portuguese Government programme InovContacto

Lukas Sommer, September – October 2014. Project: Search Engine Optimisation and Content Optimisation for Online Science Education and Public Outreach Resources

EU-UNAWE Project Board  (2011-2013)
George Miley  (the Netherlands, Chair) 
Carolina Ödman Govender (member at large) 
Claus Madsen (member at large) 
Cecilia Scorza (member at large) 
Kevin Govender (member at large) 
Andreas Quirrenbach (Germany) 
Jaime Fabregat (Spain) 
Filippo Mannucci (Italy) 
Mark Bailey (the United Kingdom) 
Sivuyile Manxoyi (South Africa) 
Pedro Russo (the Netherlands, ex-officio) 
FP7 Project and Legal Officer: Stefano D'Orilia 
Advisor-at-large: Jos van den Broek (Leiden Univ.) 
EU-UNAWE National Project Managers (2011 -2013)
Germany: Natalie Fischer and Cecilia Scorza
Italy: Alessandra Zanazzi and Lara Albanese 
The Netherlands: Erik Arends 
South Africa: Troshini Naidoo 
Spain: Eloi Arisa 
The United Kingdom: Libby McKearney

Former Collaborators

Science Writer: Marissa Rosenberg, Leiden Uni. Astronomy PhD student (2012-2014)
Intern (Business Development Universe in a Box): Abi Ashton (December 2013 - March 2014)
UNAWE Student Ambassadors Coordination: Mattia Fumagalli, Leiden Uni. Astronomy PhD student (2012-2013)
Educational Resources Developer (Developing a simple Radiotelescope): Olmo Landman (December 2012 – July 2013) 
Educational resources development: Silvia Simionato (February 2013 – June 2013)
Developing video resources: Remco van Schadewijk (March 2013 - September 2013) 
Education Support Trainee: Robin Kleian (2012-2014)
National Project Manager: Wouter Schrier (2011 - 2013)
International Project Manager: Carolina Ödman (2006 – July 2010)
Intern (Educational Support): Stephanie Finnvik  (May 2011 - July 2011)
Intern (Educational Support): Maya Barlev (June 2011 - July 2011)
Intern (Educational Support): Jan Pomierny (Poland): Astronomy Educational Content Distribution Model (March - July 2012)
Intern (Educational Support): Angela Pérez (Colombia): Art & Astronomy educational resources for children (April - June 2012)
Intern (Educational Support): Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño (Colombia): Educational Repositories (June 2012)
Educational Repository Researcher: Wendy Williams (Leiden Astronomy PhD student) (2011)
Educational Resources Developer: Sara Khalafinejad (Leiden Uni. Astronomy MSc student) (2012)
Business development: Jaya Ramchandani (Leiden Uni. Astronomy MSc student) (2012)
Graphic Intern: Muryani Kasdani (Delft University): Board game development (August 2012)
Graphic Support: Robert L. Kiss (March - August 2012)
Graphic Designer: André Roquette (February 2011 – August 2012)
Science Editor: Sarah Reed (March 2011- September 2012)
Distribution Assistant: Olmo Landman (December 2011 – September 2012)
Science Writing Assistant: Carla Natário (March 2011 – September 2012)
UNAWE National Project Coordinator for the Netherlands: Frederiek Westra van Holthe (2009 – December 2012)