The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Romania

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Elisabeta Ana Naghi
Elisabeta Ana Naghi
Team co-Chair, NAEC team - Romania
Education Ministry

Advisor in Control Department, Ministry of Education, with attributions for coordinating mathematical discipline at national level (2018-2019, 2019-2020), member of the Romanian National Astronomy Committee, mathematics teacher and member of the national coordination team for the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympics, the resource person for the partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Space Agency

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Marc Eduard Frincu
Dr Marc Eduard Frincu
Team co-Chair, NAEC team - Romania
Romanian Society for Cultural Astronomy

Dr. Marc Frincu is the president of the Romanian Society for Cultural Astronomy. Since 2004 he has worked as a volunteer within the West University of Timisoara planetarium and has conducted numerous on site and online outreach activities. He has led several educational grants for educating children in astronomy. He is specialized in cultural astronomy, specifically archaeoastronomy.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Catalin B. Gales
Prof Catalin B. Gales
Team Member, NAEC team - Romania
Faculty of Mathematics, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi

Catalin Bogdan Gales is Professor of Mechanics, Astronomy and Applied Mathematics in the Faculty of Mathematics of Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi (Romania). He gives several BSc and MSc courses on Astronomy, Mathematical methods in space sciences and Theoretical Mechanics and lectured at 7 international schools. He gave over 500 Planetarium presentations for students and pupils interested in astronomical phenomena. His research interests include mathematical modelling of mechanical systems, Celestial mechanics, resonances, dynamics of artificial and natural space objects. He is author, or co-author, of more than fifty publications in international journals, and recipient of several national awards and research grants.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Minodora Carmen Lipcanu
Dr Minodora Carmen Lipcanu
Team Member, NAEC team - Romania
National Palace of Children

Minodora Lipcanu is a math teacher with three decades of experience at high school level. Minodora researched astronomical refraction and obtained a PhD in Mathematics in 2006 with the thesis: „Astronomical Refraction on the Ellipsoidal Atmosphere of Earth”.
Since 2007 Minodora has taught astronomy to children and teenagers between 8 and 19 years old. Minodora is dedicated to her work in educating children and believes in collaboration between people of every age and nationality. In her spare time, Minodora enjoys learning new abilities and also practices kyudo and ping pong.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Sararu Silviu-Constantin
Dr Sararu Silviu-Constantin
Team Member, NAEC team - Romania
University of Craiova

At present Associate professor at University of Craiova, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics.StudiesGraduate: 1997-2001, at the University of Craiova, Faculty of Physics, specialization PhysicsPost-graduate: 2001-2002, University of Craiova,

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Astronomy Education in Romania

For more information on Astronomy Education in Romania, see the Astronomy Education in Romania document (PDF file 205.84 kB Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team