City and learning: TripulanteXXI, Astronomy route in the city

Student interest in astronomy and other subjects: research and practical experience
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The introduction of young people to science and astronomy has had a greater impact through experimental experiences in spaces outside the classroom and linked to common life within their territory and culture. Researching the development of astronomical science in Guadalajara in the 19th century allowed us to propose a route that includes sites with distinctive elements such as the Wind Rose that marks the location of the foundation of the city, sundials, murals (such as El time and hours) and the site where the Transit of Venus was observed in 1882, as examples that promote the ability to reflect and experience processes of knowledge in learning astronomy and culture, as a first approach to cultural scientific values of his city.


Mónica Martínez Borrayo has a degree in Sociology. She is studying a Master's Degree in Management and Cultural Development at the University of Guadalajara, where she is developing the thesis Safeguarding the Astronomical Heritage in the city of Guadalajara from 1850 to 1970. The executive project is aimed at the introduction of children and young people in the learning about astronomy, culture and local history. Her work contributes to reinforcing the extra-classroom experience.