AMANAR

 

A GALILEOMOBILE PROJECT

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THE  AMANAR TEAM

The project was initially conceived by GalileoMobile and the Canarian Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi People in Tenerife (ACAPS).

About ACAPS

The ACAPS has dedicated more than 30 years to denounce the situation of the Sahrawi population and plea for their auto-determination. They coordinate, together with other organizations, the collection and distribution of humanitarian aid as well as the establishment of educational and social projects in the camps and programs to reunite the families separated by the war. The ACAPS is our link with Sahrawi authorities, including the Ministry of Education.

About GalileoMobile

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 access to other outreach actions. The initiative was created in late 2008 inspired by the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) and is currently run by a crazy bunch of astronomers, educators, and science communicators. Click here to learn more about GalileoMobile.

PROJECT COORDINATORS

Sandra Benitez Herrera

(Spain)

Astrophysicist & Science Communicator at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

GalileoMobile member since 2011. 

Alberto Negrín

(Spain)

President of the Canarian Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi People (ACAPS).

 TEAM MEMBERS

Mayte Vasquez

(Dominican Republic)

Space Physicist at EUMETSAT

GalileoMobile member since 2011.

Diego Torres Machado

(Brazil)

Astrophysicist at the Brazilian Center of Physical Research.

GalileoMobile member since 2016.

Eduardo Penteado

(Brazil)

Astrophysicist & Science Communicator at International Astronomical Union.

GalileoMobile member since 2011.

Fabio del Sordo

(Italy)

Astrophysicist and Researcher at University of Crete.

GalileoMobile member since 2008.

Felipe Carrelli

(Brazil)

Independent filmmaker. 

GalileoMobile member since 2015.

Demetrio Rodrigues

(Brazil)

Independent filmmaker & photographer.

Camera at Media Report. 

Alba Fernández

(Spain)

Astrophysicist & Outreach and Education coordinator of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).

Nayra Rodriguez

(Spain)

Astrophysicist & Science Communicator at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

Sarah Massalkhi

(Denmark)

Astrophysicist at Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF).

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

Iván Jimenez

(Spain)

Scientific journalist at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

Andrea Rodriguez Antón

(Spain)

Astrophysicist at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

Expert on Etno & Archeoastronomy.

 

PARTNERS

A huge thank you goes out to our partners who have supported us either through direct funding: Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the Intituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC); or through donation of educational materials and resources: Cherenkon Telescope Array (CTA), Virgo Collaboration, Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC), Universe Awareness (UNAWE) and Galileo teacher Training Program (GTTP). We are also very grateful to the Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) for donating telescopes to the project, which will in turn be donated to the participating schools, and the Astronomy Translation Network of the IAU and the Amnir Association for translating our educational resources into Spanish and Arabic, respectively.

Other local supporters in the Canary Islands are: Asociación Canaria de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Saharaui, TITSA, Cielos de la Palma, CEIP en Arucas, Fundación Observatorio de Temisas, Agrupación Astronómica de Gran Canaria.

 

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