ASEAN Astronomy Workshop for Teachers (AAWT)

AAWT 2019

Apadilangit represented by Mr Hafez (Founder) and Mr Hazim (co-Founder) attended the Asean Astronomy Workshop for Teacher (AAWT) as a training for educators to engaged with students in communicating astronomy. The AAWT was attended by 8 Asean countries including few other teachers from Malaysia.

This workshop was held in conjunction with the annular solar eclipse that was observed from Tanjung Piai National Park, Johor. AAWT was organised by International Science Council – Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ISC-ROAP) which the director is Prof. Emerita Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman and the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

This three days workshop contains elements of introduction to astronomy, training for teachers in astronomy and visit to the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s observatory. The lecturers that were invited to this workshop were academician from astronomy and astrophysics background.

Lecturers and participant of the AAWT 2019. (Picture by Prof. Hidehiko Agata)