Unawe “ Universe Awareness” is an international astronomy programme to educate and inspire young children, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. Founded In 2004 by professor George Miley from Leiden University. UNAWE has became a Cornerstone project of the successful UN-ratified IAU/UNESCO International Year of Astronomy in 2009 (IYA2009)
The main objectives of Unawe is to inspire young generation with wonderful universe and to stimulate a sense of global citizenship and tolerance.
UNAWE is endorsed by UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and it is now an integral part of the IAU Strategic Plan 2010–2020, which is called Astronomy for the Developing World.
Apadilangit has become National contact for UNAWE known as Universer Awareness Malaysia (UNAWEMY) together with more than 60 countries around the world. During 2018 UNAWEMY representing Malaysia in Astronomy Education Meeting in Kagoshima University Japan.
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