Pedro Russo

The Hidden Story of Shadows and Science

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ABOUT THE TALK

This talk (and DIY workshop) explores the hidden world of shadows and its important for the understanding of our universe. In this unique talk, we explore sizes, shapes, distances and the structure of our own Cosmos while combining science, history and anthropology.

ABOUT THE SCIENTIST/EDUCATOR

Pedro Russo is presently the International Project Manager of Universe Awareness educational programme. He is passionately committed to using astronomy as an educational tool. Pedro is Chair of the Schools and Children Task Force of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Astronomy for Development programme and Vice President of Commission Communicating Astronomy with the Public of the International Astronomical Union. Until 2010 he was the global coordinator for the largest network ever in Science Outreach, the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Pedro coordinated the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of the global IYA2009 activities, projects and events. He was also responsible for the communication between the thousands of stakeholders of the project, including projects and national chairs, astronomy community, media and society with respect to all global IYA2009 issues.

Contact: russo@strw.leidenuniv.nl

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