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Glossary Credits


OAE coordinator responsible for the glossary: Niall Deacon (deacon​atastro4edu.org)

A joint IAU Office of Astronomy for Education project with the IAU Office of Astronomy Outreach, particularly Hidehiko Agata's experience working with the ASJ Glossary of Astronomy in Japanese.

Glossary term suggestions

An initial list of glossary terms based on concepts mentioned in the Big Ideas in Astronomy project with additional terms suggested by the following people.

Forson Albert (NAEC Ghana), Ali Al Edhari (NAEC Iraq), Nasser Alkadi (NAEC Syria), Awoyomi Oluwabusayo Olufunke (NAEC Nigeria), Alan Alves Brito (NAEC Brazil), Thomas Appere (NAEC France), Abd Bendahhou (NAEC Morocco), Suresh Bhattarai (OAE Node Nepal), Betelehem Bilata (NAEC Ethiopia), Vladimir Bozhilov (NAEC Bulgaria), Miracle Chibuzor Marcel (NAEC Nigeria), Maria Konstantinou (NAEC Cyprus), Oisin Creaner (NAEC Ireland), Ivan Dorotovič (NAEC Slovakia), Joaquin Fabrega (NAEC Panama), Dunja Fabjan (NAEC Slovenia), Marc Frincu (NAEC Romania), Maria Giaele Infantino (NAEC Italy), Anna Gintere (NAEC Latvia), Arbana Hallva (NAEC Albania), Mert Koçer (NAEC Turkey), Anne-Sophie Libert (NAEC Belgium), Aran Lyo (NAEC Republic of Korea), Monika Maślaniec (NAEC Poland), Sally MacFarlane (NAEC South Africa), Sakdawoot Maungkorn (NAEC Thailand), Frances McCarthy (NAEC Ireland), David Merlo (NAEC Argentina), Ahmed Messaoudi (NAEC Tunisia), Farseem Mohammedy (NAEC Bangladesh), Freddy Moreno (NAEC Colombia), Elisabeta Ana Naghi (NAEC Romania), Rulx Narcisse (NAEC Haiti), Marie-Eve Naud (NAEC Canada), Armine Patatanyan (NAEC Armenia), Halina Prętka-Ziomek (NAEC Poland), Jan Qvam (NAEC Norway), Gloria Raharimbolamena (NAEC Madagascar), Ma. Rosario Ramos (NAEC Philippines), Barbara Rovšek (University of Ljubljana), Somaya Saad (OAE Center Egypt), Ivy Solano (NAEC Philippines), Greg Stachowski (NAEC Poland), Michal Svanda (NAEC Czech Republic), Szabados László (NAEC Hungary), Jerusalem Tamirat (NAEC Ethiopia), Brisa Terezón (NAEC El Salvador), Ekaterina Tikhomirova (NAEC Russia), Akihiko Tomita (NAEC Japan), Santiago Vargas (NAEC Colombia), Victor Vera (NAEC Peru), Nebiyu Suleyman Mohammed (NAEC Ethiopia), Emilio Zuniga (NAEC Nicaragua)

Glossary Term Selection Panels

The list of suggested glossary terms was whittled down to shorter lists by panels of experts in primary and secondary education.

Primary School Panel: Hidehiko Agata (IAU OAO/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - NAOJ), Kamrul Qader Chowdhury (NAEC Bangladesh), Joanna Holt (NAEC Netherlands), Ángela Pérez (NAEC Colombia), Danijela Takač (NAEC Croatia)
Secondary School Panel: Hidehiko Agata (IAU OAO/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - NAOJ), Minodora Carmen Lipcanu (NAEC Romania), Rabina Maharjan (NAEC Nepal), Ivy Solano (NAEC Philippines), William H. Waller (NAEC USA), Maria Cristina Zarate Rodriguez (NAEC Colombia)
Panel Survey Preparation: Saeed Salimpour (OAE Heidelberg)

Glossary Definition Sprint

Initial versions of the glossary definitions in English were written by the following people during a Glossary Definition Sprint.

OAE Heidelberg: Asmita Bhandare, Niall Deacon, Natalie Fischer, Tshiamiso Makwela, Markus Nielbock, Stefan Payne-Wardenaar, Markus Pössel, Saeed Salimpour, Anna Sippel
OAE Center Egypt: Somaya Saad
OAE Center India: Aniket Sule
OAE Node Nepal: Manisha Dwa

OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinators (NAECs): Ali Al Edhari (NAEC Iraq) Tareq Alkhateb (NAEC Syria), Tor E Aslesen (NAEC Norway), Jackie Bondell (NAEC Australia), Marc Frincu (NAEC Romania), Robert Hollow (NAEC Australia), Joanna Holt (NAEC Netherlands), Frances McCarthy (NAEC Ireland), Farseem Mohammedy (NAEC Bangladesh), Rulx Narcisse (NAEC Haiti), John Percy (NAEC Canada), Ángela Pérez (NAEC Colombia), Premana W. Premadi (NAEC Indonesia), Brisa Terezón (NAEC El Salvador), Ekaterina Tikhomirova (NAEC Russia), Majd Thabit (NAEC Israel), Szabados László (NAEC Hungary), Santiago Vargas (NAEC Colombia), Sarita Vig (NAEC India), William H. Waller (NAEC USA)

Scientific Copyediting of Definitions Written in the Sprint: Emma Rigby

Glossary Review (English)

Terms and definitions in English are being reviewed by volunteers and where necessary, new versions created by OAE Main Office staff.

Writers: Sophie Bartlett, Asmita Bhandare, Samantha Brown-Sevilla, Niall Deacon, Tshiamiso Makwela, Eduardo Monfardini Penteado, Markus Pössel, Saeed Salimpour, Anna Sippel

Reviewers: Frances McCarthy, Tomita Akihiko, Costas Alissandrakis, Jennifer Anguita, Hong Bae Ann, Manuel Arca Sedda, Itziar Aretxaga, Montserrat Armas Padilla, Koval Artem, Nicholas Attree, Pedro Augusto, Jasjeet Bagla, Angela Bentley, Diana Besliu-Ionescu, Roy Bishop, John Blackwell, Robert Blum, Emeline Bolmont, Janine Bonham, Rojuhercymar Boreli, Jiri Borovicka, Nicolas Bott, Eduardo Bravo, Emma Brown, Nicolas Chamel, Rita Ciambra, Ilídio André Costa, Anna Curir, Tamara Davis, Jos De Bruijne, Phil Dennis, Susana Deustua, Maria Pia Di Mauro, Sperello Di Serego Alighieri, Chen Dongni, Bengt Edvardsson, David Eyles, Rosina Garcia, Jorge García-Rojas, Catharine Garmany, Martin George, Galletta Giuseppe, Mariana Gomes, Edward Gomez, Steven Gullberg, Kathy Gustavson, Alan Hale, Henrik Hartman, Saeko Hayashi, Daniel Hestroffer, Sungwook E. Hong, Rob Hunt, Rukmini Jagirdar, Vinay Kashyap, Noah Kearns, Daniela Kirilova, Romylos Korakitis, Baerbel Koribalski, Jiri Krticka, Christoph Kuckein, Patricia Lampens, Colm Larkin, Olivera Latkovic, Matthew Lister, Hakim Luthfi Malasan, Eduardo Martin, Mariela Martinez, Paola Marziani, Jacqueline Mitton, Faith Montgomery, Abd El Fady Morcos, Kevin Mosedale, Jayant Murthy, Famil Mustafa, Ioannis Myserlis, Vinicius Oliveira, George Privon, Paul Prouse, Giovanna Pugliese, Niruj Ramanujam, Jack Reid, Mcmillan Robert, Robin Annie, Emmanuel Rollinde, Jamie Rowe, Michael Rutkowski, Maria Santos-Lleo, Kelly Schnittker, Carolus Schrijver, Nur Nafhatun Md Shariff, Kaushal Sharma, B S Shylaja, Sid Sidhu, Jonathan Slavin, Robert Connon Smith, Melissa Solares Hidalgo, Sundar Srinivasan, Grazyna Stasinska, Michal Švanda, Kudoh Takahiro, Jan Tauber, Rhys Taylor, Jeremy Thomas, Kalee Tock, Ungku Ferwani Salwa Ungku Ibrahim, Murli Manohar Verma, Katherine Vieira, Patrick Wallace, William H. Waller, Sofia Wallstrom, Steven Willner, Kim Young-Soo, Wang Yuanming, Tayyaba Zafar, Othman Zainon

Glossary Translations

Arabic
Translation manager: Somaya Saad
Translators: Somaya Saad, Ali Al-Edhari, Eman Nour Eldin, Islam Gamal, Sara Khoodairy, Abd El Fady Morcos
Reviewers: Turkieh Jbour, Ahmed Abdelkader, Ahmed Abulwfa, Alshaimaa Saad Hassanin, Magda Moheb, Ashraf Tadross, Majd Thabit

Bengali
Translation managers: Kshitij Chavan, Farseem Mohammedy
Translators: Ahmed Shamsul Arefin, Jannatul Karimoon, Samia Salak Prionty, Shafayet Rahman
Reviewers: Basundhara Ghosh, Farseem Mohammedy, Biman Nath

Chinese (Simplified Characters)
Translators: Li Jian
Reviewers:

French
Translation manager: Emmanuel Rollinde
Translators: François Dulieu, Evi Ketsea, Rulx Narcisse, Assia Nechache, Gilles Remy, Emmanuel Rollinde
Reviewers: Thomas Appere, Nicolas Bott, Nsiami Mabiala Catherine, Nicolas Chamel, Mamadou Mahamat Djabbi, Girard Francis, Daniel Hestroffer, Victoria Kayser-Cuny, Robin Annie, Boninsegna Roland, Mutala Rosalie, Lionel Ruiz

German
Translators: Franzi Konitzer
Reviewers:

Hindi
Translation manager: Kshitij Chavan
Translators: Kshitij Chavan, Nishant Pawar, Murli Manohar Verma
Reviewers:

Italian
Translation manager: Giuliana Giobbi
Translators: Giuliana Giobbi, Elena Ambrosi, Antonino Dai, Valentina La Parola, Emanuele Nardini, Francesco Salvestrini
Reviewers: Silvia Casu, Rosa Valiante, Niccolò Bucciantini, Rodolfo Canestrari, Andrea Cittadini Bellini, Giovanni Contino, Raffaella Ferretti, Galletta Giuseppe, Antonino La Barbera, Emilia Marchitto, Katia Ratti, Anna Wolter

Marathi
Translation manager: Kshitij Chavan
Translators: Kshitij Chavan, Nishant Pawar
Reviewers: Rameshwar Bankar, Disha Sawant

Spanish:
Translation manager: Ángela Patricia Pérez Henao
Translators: Samantha Brown-Sevilla, Gabriel Jaimes, Gladis Magris Crestini, Ángela Patricia Pérez Henao, Bernardo Cervantes Sodi, Juan Ángel Vaquerizo
Reviewers: Eduardo Bravo, David Merlo, Melissa Solares Hidalgo

For some languages we use DeepL to produce an initial version that is edited by the translators before being put on our website. Further reviews and edits are done by our reviewers and translators.

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