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Extra Seminar

Mongolian education activities for space science, remote sensing and astronomical outreach activities for International Astronomical Union 100 (IAU100)

Speaker: Prof. Tsolmon Renchin (National University of Mongolia)
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019
Time: 13:00
Venue: Queens Buildings N/3.28

The topics of my talk will be about Mongolian education activities for space science, remote sensing and astronomical outreach activities. Mongolia hosted the 'Celebrating IAU100 in Mongolia'. Many People from the remote and nomadic areas in Mongolia shared their contribution to activities pertaining to astronomy and astronomical heritage. Through these activities we tried to improve universe awareness for public. In addition to many of activities taking place in different region of Mongolia throughout 2019 to celebrate IAU100, special milestones are also being celebrated. In July 2019, Mongolia will be celebrating historic moon landing event on 1969. The national University of Mongolia outreach team is running many distinguished events such as 'Astronomy translation Network', 'IAU Women and Girls in Astronomy Day 2019', 'Hundred Youth Ambassador', 'UNIVERSE awareness', 'You are Galileo', '100 hours of astronomy' and 'Einstein Schools Programme' within 100 hours of astronomy in 2019. One of the biggest planned activities is the Star parties. Star parties allow public and nomads to understand astronomy and heritage. Natural heritage and astronomy activities will contribute to protect their region and environment. All events in Mongolia for IAU100 improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and science development under the central theme 'Under One Sky'. I will share also about remote sensing activities and small satellite development in the National University of Mongolia.