An IAU Global Outreach Project
The Telescopes for All project distributes telescopes signed by astronauts and scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, to underserved communities around the world. The project aims to broaden the horizons of children, adults and educators while sparking an interest in science and raising awareness for equal opportunities in pursuing careers in astronomy.
In 2021, the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) will team up once again with the Belgian project Sterren Schitteren Voor Iedereen (Stars Shine for Everyone — SSVI), Bresser and Leiden University to distribute 12 telescopes to underserved communities around the world. The telescopes are signed by astronauts, Nobel laureates, astronomy communicators and scientists with inspiring roles in their communities.
We welcome proposals for projects that will broaden the horizons of children, parents and educators alike, sparking an interest in science and raise awareness of equal opportunities for pursuing a career in astronomy.
This is the submission process and guidelines for participants from Malaysia.
Workshop for guideline to write the proposal.
Proposals reviewed by the Malaysia IAU NOC Committee.
Successful proposals will be announced along with the recommendation letter by Malaysia IAU NOC.
Participants need to submit their proposal with recommendation letter by their own to IAU OAO.
Last day of submission for successful proposals, 11:59 pm.
Announcement for winners of the Telescopes for All.
The telescope is a refractor Bresser 90/1200 and will be delivered with a special mount, custom-made by amateur telescopes making group Kijkerbouw of the Public Observatory Armand Pien Belgium for SSVI. The equipment comes complete with a telescope tube, viewfinder, zenith prism, solar filter, 25mm and 15mm Plössl eyepieces, one electronic eyepiece (webcam), tripod and mount. This telescope can be used to observe the Moon, the planets of our Solar System, some of their moons, and the brightest Messier objects (e.g. the Orion Nebula, globular clusters, binary stars).
IMPORTANT: The use of a solar filter is mandatory to observe the Sun. Severe eye damage will occur if you don’t use a solar filter.
The Malaysia’s participation in Telescopes for All IAU Global Outreach Project is lead by Malaysia IAU National Outreach Coordinator (NOC) and co-organised by Planetarium Negara (National Planetarium), Universe Awareness Malaysia and Pusat STEM Negara (National STEM Center).
Proposal Writing Workshop
Registration is now open. The workshop aims to guide participants to understand about Telescope for All application, guidelines to write the proposal and advantage of submitting proposal.
The workshop will be held on:
Day : Thursday
Date : 6 May 2021
Time : 9.30pm – 10.30pm
Platform : Zoom & Facebook Live (Planetarium Negara)
*For Zoom platform, please check your email.