GalileoMobile is a non-profit, itinerant, science education initiative that brings modern astronomy closer to young people around the world, with emphasis in regions that have little or no access to other outreach actions. The initiative was created in late 2008 inspired by the preparations for the upcoming International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) and is currently run by astronomers, educators, and science communicators.
Share astronomy across the world in a spirit of inclusion, sustainability, and cultural exchange to create a feeling of unity under the same sky.
Visit schools and communities and organize astronomy hands-on sustainable activities, sky observations, and donate educational material.
Provide schools and teachers with the tools and knowledge to run the activities independently, facilitating the sustainability through teacher workshops and community building.
Encourage peace and mutual understanding by acknowledging, alongside modern scientific views, traditional knowledge related to astronomy and the cosmovision of the communities visited.
Share our experience with a wide audience through appropriate channels and resources in order to inspire initiatives with similar vision.
The GalileoMobile team is formed by volunteers from many different nationalities and spread all around the world. The team consists of astronomers, science educators and science communicators, who provide a wide variety of perspectives and expertise.
Diego Torres Machado - Brazil
Astrophysicist at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas.
Eduardo Monfardini Penteado - Brazil
Astrophysicist & Science Communicator.
International Astronomical Union.
Eva Ntormousi - Greece
Astrophysicist at University of Crete.
Fabio del Sordo - Italy
Astrophysicist at University of Crete.
Felipe Carrelli - Brazil
Independent filmmaker and Master's student at UFRJ's Creative Media Program.
Francesca Fragkoudi - Cyprus
Astrophysicist at Max-Planck Institute of Astrophysics (MPA).
Jorge Rivero González - Spain
Astrophysicist and Science Communicator at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands
Marja Seidel - Germany
Astrophysicist at NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
Mayte Vasquez - Dominican Republic
Space Physicist at EUMETSAT
Patrícia Figueiró Spinelli - Brazil
Astrophysicist and Public Astronomer at Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins of Rio de Janeiro.
Sandra Benitez Herrera - Spain
Astrophysicist & Science Communicator at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).
Philippe Kobel - Switzerland
Physics teacher at Gymnase du Bugnon and physicist at LMH-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ana Paula Germano - Brazil
Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nuno Gomes - Portugal
Astronomer at SIM/CENTRA/FEUP, FCUP, Porto, Portugal
Bárbara Rojas-Ayala - Chile
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki - Greece
Lina Canas - Portugal
Lakshitha Nama - India
Margherita Molaro - Italy
Meghie Rodrigues - Brazil
Milagros Varguez - Mexico
Nayra Rodriguez - Spain
Silvia Bonoli - Italy
Stephanie Juneau - Canada
William Schoenell - Brazil
FORMER TEAM MEMBERS
Aida del Pilar Becerra Becerra (Colombia): Team member between 2008 and 2012
David Bühler (Germany): Team member between 2011 and 2015
Federico Stasyszyn (Argentina): Team member between 2008 and 2010
Iulia Chifu (Romania): Team member between 2011 and 2012
Jayant Joshi (India): Team member between 2012 and 2014
Jesus Zendejas (Mexico): Team member between 2010 and 2012
Karsten Schindler (Germany): Team member between 2011 and 2012
Linda Strubbe (USA): Team member between 2012 and 2014
María Dasí Espuig (Spain): Team member between 2009 and 2016
Maya Barlev (USA): Team member between 2013 and 2014
Megha Bhatt (India): Team member between 2011 - 2014
Miriam Campos (Argentina): Team member 2008 - 2011
Simon Candelaresi (Italy): Team member between 2011 - 2013
Victor Silva (Chile): Team member between 2008 - 2010
Jose Luis Pinar Gamez (Spain): Collaborator between 2010 - 2011
Sebastian Berning (Germany): Collaborator between 2008 - 2011
Natalie Christopher (Cryprus): Collaborator between 2016 - 2019