Division C Days at the XXIX GA

Starting from 2015 each IAU Division will have Division Meetings during IAU General Assemblies. The triennial Division Meetings are scientific meetings with a duration of two days. They should not be confused with the usual business meetings of Divisions and/or Commissions which are organized as Splinter Meetings. Both oral sessions and poster papers are scheduled for the Division Meetings.

The following is the oral paper schedule (with the first author listed) for Division C. The links provide PDF versions of papers provided by the authors.

7 August 2015 FRIDAY

Session 1: Introduction to Division C (Education, Outreach and Heritage)

Session 2: Outreach

Session 3: Education I

Session 4: Education II

10 August 2015 MONDAY

Session 5: History

  • Sky as a bridge: Astronomical interactions in Eurasia through the ages [Invited] by Rajesh Koschhar
  • A Comparative Study of the Guo Shoujing Star Catalogue and the Ulugh Beg Star Catalogue by Xiaochun Sun
  • The controversy over the new star of AD.1408 by Wang Guangchao
  • Political astronomy: Comet and meteor observations by Muslim historians by Ramesh Kapoor
  • Astronomy in the Middle East and North Africa by Abdul Athem Alsabti
  • Found: The Original 1945 Records of Australian Radio Astronomy by Miller Goss

Session 6: Cultural Astronomy

Session 7: Interdisciplinary Topics

Session 8: IAU initiatives and the future of Division C

Poster Papers

The complete program for the General Assembly, including the Division C program, is available online at http://www.astronomy2015.org. The program includes abstracts for all the papers, including the accepted poster papers listed below.

  • Handbook of Supernovae by Abdul Athem Alsabti
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey through the undergraduate formation by Virginia Alves
  • The Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Astronomy by Alan Batten
  • A Citizen Outreach Project in Bangladesh by Dipen Bhattacharya
  • Supporting Space Scientists to Engage in Education and Public Outreach Using NASA Resources by Sanlyn Buxner
  • Astronomy Education in 21st Century India by Somenath Chatterjee
  • Reclaiming Celestial Navigation Using a Contemporary Hawaiian Worldview of the Heavens by Ahia Dye
  • Educational activities for the diffusion of scientific culture by Roger Ferlet
  • Education Partnerships in Teacher Training: McDonald Observatory and the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization by Keely Finkelstein
  • The impact of different college science courses on students' attitude towards science by Helene Flohic
  • Certificate system for astronomy guide – Star Sommelier by Tomoko Fujiwara
  • Astronomy in Primary and Secondary Education in Slovenia by Andreja Gomboc
  • New Contemporary Criterion-Referenced Assessment Instruments for Astronomy & Geology: TOAST & EGGS by Sarah Guffey
  • NASA’s Astronomy Education Program: Reaching Diverse Audiences by Hashima Hasan
  • MANU ‘Imiloa: The Development of Integrative, Indigenous Culture-Based Curriculum in Astronomy and STEM by Celeste Ha`o
  • Kilohoku Ho`okele Wa`a: Astronomy of the Modern Hawaiian Wayfinders by Celeste Ha`o
  • WouldYouLike : A Public Outreach Project in Korea by Jeonghwan Kim
  • Outcomes of promotional efforts for astronomy among high school students through the astronomy olympiad by Yoojea Kim
  • Astronomy for Special Needs Children (Low-income and/or Serious Medical Conditions) and Their Families by Donald Lubowich
  • How Create an Astronomy Outreach Program to Bring Astronomy to Thousands of People at Outdoor Concerts Astronomy Festivals, or Tourist Sites by Donald Lubowich
  • Enhancing Undergraduate Education with NASA Resources by James Manning
  • The Universe Discovery Guides: A Collaborative Approach to Educating with NASA Science by James Manning
  • Building a visionary astrophysics program from the ground up by Geoffrey Mathews
  • Skynet Junior Scholars- Sharing the Universe with Blind/Low Vision Youth by Kate Meredith
  • Using NASA Kepler Mission Data to Enhance Secondary Students’ Graphing Skills by Gary Nakagiri
  • The Role of ESERO Romania in Space and Astronomy Education by Virgiliu Pop
  • The 2015 Chile-U.S. Astronomy Education Outreach Summit in Chile by Sandra Preston
  • Stereoscopy in Astronomical Visualizations to Support Learning at Informal Education Settings by Aaron Price
  • Boundaries between history and heritage by Clive Ruggles
  • Expanding Astronomy Education Innovations to the International Community by Stephanie Slater
  • Publishing in the Refereed International Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education JAESE by Timothy Slater
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Education and Public Outreach Forums: A Six-Year Retrospective by Denise Smith
  • Introductory Disciplines of Astronomy in Undergraduation Geography in Brazilian Public Universities by Paulo Sobreira
  • Social Media Programs at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory by Robert Sparks
  • Assessment of visiting activities for young children using the UNAWE Evaluation Guide by Akihiko Tomita
  • Keele Observatory by Jacco van Loon
  • Digital Mobile Planetarium: Lifting astronomical concepts presented by teachers in the city of Caraguatatuba, Brazil by Marcos Voelzke
  • Reporting Astronomical Discoveries: Past, Now, and Future by Hitoshi Yamaoka
  • Variation of solar activity recorded in Korean chronicles during the last millennium by Hong-Jin Yang

The following Focus Meetings may be of interest to Division C members. Abstracts for these sessions are provided at http://www.astronomy2015.org.

  • 6 -7 August: FM Communicating Astronomy with the Public in the Big Data Era
  • 11-12 August FM Astronomical Heritage: Progressing the UNESCO-IAU Initiative
  • 13-14 August FM Astronomy for Development