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BARCo:
Bringing Astronomy to Rural Communities of Colombia

We want to bring the fascinating science of astronomy to classrooms in rural Colombia.

We strongly believe that astronomy can be a powerful tool to inspire and educate students in science. We are confident that participation in this project will contribute significantly to the educational development of the participating students. In our BARCo kit, we will provide resources and guides built by professional astronomers for teachers to successfully develop activities with their students.

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La astronomía va a tu colegio: Inicio

GOALS

Show astronomy in Colombia (even as a professional path)
Promote science in rural areas of the country and interconnect them through astronomy.
Use astronomy as a tool for peace
Motivate students, especially girls, with examples of Colombian astronomers as role models.
Encourage cooperation among students to become agents of change in their communities
Explore creativity to highlight cultural aspects and their connections to astronomy

We are in the process of creating activities 

If you want to know more about the project you can write us an email at reca.educacion@gmail.com

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Get to know our work team

Together we work to make this project possible

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Sofía Rojas

PhD Astronomy
Postdoc at the University of California - Los Angeles, USA.

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Natalia Oliveros

PhD (c) Astronophysics

Johns Hopkins University, USA

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Juan P Uchima

          PhD (c) Astronomy

     University of La Serena,

                      Chili

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Nataly Ospina

Talent attraction program researcher Maria Zambrano - Autonomous University of Madrid

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Laura Ramirez

PhD (c) Astronomy

University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

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Felipe Ortiz

Geology Est. - Halley UIS

Industrial University of

Santander, Colombia

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Juan P Carvajal

PhD (c) Astronomy

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

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Angela Perez

MSc. Education - NAE LeaderC Colombia and the Medellín Planetarium

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