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 the to have a look at the program of the first Workshop, and enjoy the Photot Gallery1 and Gallery2
This year, the III Workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, (November 29-30), as part of the XVII Latin American Regional IAU Meeting.
This is an interdisciplinary meeting with participation from astronomers, educators and disability specialists. The third 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.
- Art and Astronomy
- Shirin Haque: Professor of Astronomy at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Her areas of research include observational astronomy, cosmology and astrobiology. She is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. She has an MPhil in Psychology also.
- She is the recipient of several awards and is the 2020 laureate of the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.
- She is co-founder of Caribbean Astronomy for Inclusion (CAI) group.
- Carlos Morales Socorro: As a Mathematics professor in the Canarian Public Education system since 2000, he declares himself an eternal multidisciplinary learner, deeply passionate about Astronomy, Open Source Software, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence. He is the creator of projects such as EVAGD, «Abriendo la Escuela», as well as the STEAM initiatives, Asteroid Hunters in The Canary Islands, and Characterization of Variable Stars.
- Invited talks will be delivered in Spanish, Portuguese or English
- Contributed talks can be presented in Spanish, Portuguese or English
- Slides are recommended to be in English.
- The contributions for the proceedings must be in English.
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: June 30, 2023
Second announcement: August 30, 2023
Abstract submission deadline (contributed talk): November 1, 2023
Abstract submission deadline (poster): November 1, 2023
Definitive Workshop Agenda: November 10, 2023
Registration deadline: November 15, 2023
Workshop: November 29-30, 2023
Proceedings deadline: January 15, 2024