ASTRONOMY FOR PEACE
A GALILEOMOBILE PROJECT
ABOUT THE PROJECT
“Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” is a joint astronomy outreach project run by GalileoMobile and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, which takes place on the divided island of Cyprus. The project is funded by the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development.
The project aims to inspire young people to be curious about science and the Cosmos, while also using astronomy as a tool for promoting meaningful communication and a culture of peace and nonviolence.
Our team conducts educational astronomy activities and explores the Cosmos with children and the public from the various communities living on the island, to inspire a sense of global citizenship “under the same sky” and to look beyond borders.
Find more information on the project's website.
A huge thank you goes out to our partners who have supported us either through direct funding (IAU) or through donation of educational materials (UNAWE and ESO). We are also very greatful to Meade Instruments for donating telescopes to the project which will in turn be donated to the participating schools and to the Home for Cooperation!