Astrox Sustainability: Student-Led Social Innovation Project For Sustainable Development Goals

Students in a changing climate: how can astronomy help?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 1:45 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Sustainability is an urgent problem that students will always be aware of the climate change from the textbooks. Beside traditional lessons in the classroom or group project presentation, how can we imply sustainable actions with astronomy education? ASTROx is an interdisciplinary project that aims to connect astronomy with other possible academic disciplines or subjects, based on Sustainable Development Goals. The talk will showcase a student-led social innovation project about dark-sky advocacy and science communication, solving real-life issues in the community. Students had explored different ways to raise the awareness of urban light pollution by outdoor classrooms, design thinking lessons and hands-on experience.

About Exodus Chun-Long Sit

Exodus is a Transmedia Astronomer and Astro-Musician from Hong Kong. Currently, he is the National Astronomy Education Coordinator (Chair of Hong Kong) of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE). He is the External Vice-President of Starrix Hong Kong.

Watch a recording of this talk (external link)