The Earthball is a fantastic tool for discussing our planet with children, combining playtime with education!

Cecilia Scorza, EU-UNAWE Germany

A Survey of Astronomical Research: Identifying Countries in “Astronomy Development”

Evaluating the development of any science in a country is a challenging task and numerous potential metrics have been put forward as a means to assess this development. In this project, we use the number of publications of research papers as an indicator of professional development in the field of astronomy.


Valério Ribeiro (UCT, SKA), Pedro Russo (UNAWE/Leiden Uni) and Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)


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