Access to astronomy, including its concepts, discoveries, ability to amaze, and potential for understanding the natural world, is a human right
On October 8, 2016 the first version of the Workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion was held in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). It represented an international effort aligned to the objectives of the IAU Division C Commission C1 WG 3, with a program highlighting initiatives from many places around the world.
Click here to have a look at the program of the first Workshop, and enjoy the Photo Gallery1 and Gallery2.
Now, we have the pleasure to announce the II Workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion (Virtual).
This is an interdisciplinary meeting with participation from astronomers, educators and disability specialists. The second version of the workshop provides a new opportunity to develop strategies, work toward specific objectives, share experiences, discuss recent applications, and participate in initiatives that were developed for audiences with disabilities.
The image we are using in the banner of this website belongs to the project
«A Touch of the Universe» from University of Valencia, a non-profit project for a
tactile astronomy kit addressed to children with vision impairments.
- Art and Astronomy
- Stavros Katsanevas – European Gravitational Observatory
- Gary Foran – Swinburne University of Technology
- María del Carmen Argudo Fernández – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
- Dayna Thompson – Charles W. Brown Planetarium – Ball State University
- Invited talks will be delivered in English.
- Contributed talks can be presented in English or Spanish.
- Slides are recommended to be in English.
- The contributions for the proceedings must be in English.
Registered participants will be able to join the event through the Zoom platform. There will be also live streaming on Youtube open for general access.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the IAU Code of Conduct in line with the IAU’s mission to promote and safeguard astronomy worldwide.
SPRINGBOARD TO ACTION
First announcement: August 13, 2021
Second announcement: September 30, 2021
Abstract submission deadline (contributed talk): September 30, 2021
Abstract submission deadline (poster): October 15, 2021
Definitive Workshop Agenda: November 8, 2021
Registration deadline: November 10, 2021
Workshop: November 17-18, 2021
Proceedings deadline: January 15, 2020