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1st GalileoMobile Conference

Between October 10 – 14, the members of GalileoMobile will gather in Rio de Janeiro to attend the 1st GalileoMobile Conference. The event aims to look back to these 8 years of activities and discuss the future of the project.

The conference will take venue at the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences – MAST and will be broadcasted online at the website: You can follow the lectures, discussions and send us questions.

Check the schedule and stay tuned!






9:30 – 10:30 GM Overview (Sandra & Jorge) Invited Talk: Jorge (Astronomy and development)


Discussion: how does GM fit within these criteria?

Invited talk: Lina Canas (at 9:00) (Astronomical activities for visually impaired people) Invited talk: Ana Germano (Outreach in Traditional communities & development) GM member’s contribution: 5 min per pers. & discuss role of collaborators
10:30 – 11:10 GM structure I: task force updates Infamous GM: Administration and documents Discussion Sign GM agreement with MAST
11:10 – 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break
11:30 – 13:00 Invited talk:

Carla Almeida (Education vs Outreach)


Discussion: GM educational or outreach?

GM structure II: task forces, coordination, intranet, members Group dynamics GM Activities I: Inquiry-based approach (45 min) (Phil)

GM Activities II: new Handbook, AstroEDU submissions, teacher workshops (45 min) (Maria)

Workshop: Ethnographic Analysis of the documentary Light-Year
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 GM future I: survey topics such as global vs nodes, expedition vs inspired, “control”, others Definition of new goals I: discussion and decisions Group dynamics GM Activities III: hands-on activities workshop (Mayte) Products &  PR long-term (GM 10th anniversary)
15:30 – 16:00 Break Break Break Break Break
16:00 – 17:30 GM future II: NGO, guidelines discussion Definition of new goals II: document with new goals and standardise them, finish agreement with MAST Group dynamics Discussion Lessons Learnt (activities, logistics, etc.) Summary