Indigenous Astronomy

Photo: NASA Goddard, Fireworks (Some rights reserved) Indigenous Astronomy = HeadlinesNational Parks Are Embracing Indigenous AstronomyMaramataka: Māori lunar calendar to be taught at Nasa Recommended ListeningSky Country: Knowledge from the world’s first astronomers Elsewhereingeniumcanada.org Native SkywatchersNative Skywatchers – nativeskywatchers.com – is located on the traditional and treaty land of the Dakota people, who along with …

Citizen Science Month

Poster (Used with permission) Engage with biodiversity, science, the universe – April is Citizen Science Month. = Comprométase con la biodiversidad, la ciencia, el universo: abril es el mes de la ciencia ciudadana. Hashtag: #CitSciMonth Among the events we pay attention: City Nature Challenge using the iNaturalist and Seek apps. Key Linksscistarter.org/[email protected] Elsewhere on the …

Astronomy

Photo: Grand Canyon NP, Star Party (Some rights reserved) Astronomy = the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole HeadlinesSKA precursor telescope MeerKAT inaugurated in South AfricaEvery point is a galaxy – ESA Planeta.com

Citizen Science

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Citizen Science = Science undertaken with the participation of the wider community of non-scientists (Ciencia ciudadana = Ciencia realizada con la participación de la comunidad más amplia de no científicos) Hashtag: #CitizenScience CelebrationsApril is Citizen Science month Questions = Preguntas What are lively examples of citizen science in practice this year? …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Questions What are recommended accounts to follow on the social web exemplifying the best about science communication? = ¿Cuáles son las cuentas recomendadas a seguir en la web social que ejemplifican lo mejor sobre la comunicación científica? HeadlinesHugh Possingham: On Failure and Fun in Science Communicationshttps://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-researchhttps://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/ Recommended Listening Defending science from …

Open Science

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Open science = Movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur and professional HeadlinesSome facts on Sci-Hub that Wikipedia gets wrongYou Pay to Read Research You Fund. That’s Ludicrous – WiredAn easy way to get your photos into WikimediaTop scientific publisher chooses …

Dark Skies

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Dark Sky = denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light Key [email protected]@haysnightsky Questions How do you translate ‘Dark Sky Week’ in other languages? Bonus points for Indigenous languages during the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. HeadlinesSaving …

Geology

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Geology = the science that deals with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it CelebrationsOctober 17 National Fossil Day (USA) promotes public awareness and stewardship of fossils and a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. HeadlinesMeet the man who can …