Increasing impact of astronaut visits to schools by early preparation, exemplified by "community days" of the ase planetary congress inspired by space
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, International Astronautical Federation, 2015, 10239-10242 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) organizes the annual "ASE Planetary Congress". This year (2015) between 20-27 September, the congress took place in Sweden, with the theme name Inspired by Space. In addition to give astronauts and cosmonauts from all over the world a forum to meet and discuss, there are several open technical sessions with a mixture of speakers by ASE members and distinguished guests. However, the most important part of the Planetary Congresses are the "Community Days", when the participating astronauts and cosmonauts split in small groups and visit schools, universities, and other public places. In Sweden about one hundred astronauts were expected to participate and during two half-days around close to hundred schools would get visits by space fliers who share their experiences and enthusiasm with many thousands of pupils and students. The schools prepare many months in advance for the visits, e.g. by "challenges" that are published on websites. Teachers are invited to special briefings. This talk will present the preparations for the ASE congress Inspired by Space Community Days that were done in order to optimize the impact of visiting astronauts and cosmonauts, and detail the outcome, which took place only a few weeks before IAC2015. The presenter is the head responsible for the Inspired by Space congress.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Astronautical Federation, 2015. 10239-10242 p.
Manned space flight, Reconfigurable hardware, Societies and institutions, Public places, Space community, Space explorers, Teaching
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-202906ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84991706354ISBN: 9781510818934 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-202906DiVA: diva2:1079099
66th International Astronautical Congress 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015, 12 October 2015 through 16 October 2015
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