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dc.contributor.authorCardinot, Adriana
dc.contributor.authorShearer, Andy
dc.contributor.authorFairfield, Jessamyn A.
dc.identifier.citationCardinot, Adriana, Shearer, Andy, & Fairfield, Jessamyn A. (2018). Asteroid Day: a vehicle for raising public awareness of astronomy and space exploration among primary students in Ireland. Paper presented at the Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference CAP 2018, Fukuoka, Japan, 24-28 March, DOI: 10.13025/S82D1Men_IE
dc.description.abstractAsteroid Day is a global awareness campaign which takes place annually to learn about asteroids, their impact and to increase awareness on how we can protect the Earth from future asteroid impacts. At the event students tested their own hypothesis and carried out investigations to discover new concepts in Astronomy. The activities encouraged learning and promoted positive attitudes towards Astronomy.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank Dr Ray Butler for his support. This work was funded by: Centre for Astronomy, School of Physics and Marketing & Communications Office, NUIG. The first author is a fellow from CAPES - scholarship number {88881.128466/2016-01}. Referenen_IE
dc.publisherNUI Galwayen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofCommunicating Astronomy with the Public Conference 2018en
dc.subjectAsteroid Dayen_IE
dc.subjectPrimary studentsen_IE
dc.titleAsteroid Day: a vehicle for raising public awareness of astronomy and space exploration among primary students in Irelanden_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.contributor.funderCentre for Astronomy, School of Physics, NUI Galwayen_IE
dc.contributor.funderMarketing and Communications Office, NUI Galwayen_IE
dc.local.contactAdriana Cardinot, Room Phy166, , School Of Physics, , Nui Galway, , Ireland. - Email:

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