Project Young Stars Of Tomorrow

Teaching astronomy as part of other subjects in secondary schools – astronomy as a “gateway science”
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 8:40 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

"The main objective of the project is to find and stimulate young talents for Science among students from public schools located in remote regions and in popular communities in municipalities in the North region of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Because of the project, new, modern, and creative materials was developed to be used in the teaching and popularization of Astronomy with space exploration as a motivating element.
The use of Astronomy and Space Exploration as the main theme of the project is associated with our experience of more than 30 years carrying out projects for the teaching and popularization of Science. Since September 30th, 2021, we already developed the project in 48 public schools with the participation of more than 1,500 students."

About Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

"I am a Physicist with a Master of Science in Physics (General Relativity) at the Universidade Federal Fluminense and a Doctor of Science in Physics (Cosmology) at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Since 2004 I am professor at the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense and since 2006 I am the Louis Cruls Astronomy Club General Coordinator.
Explore Alliance Ambassador and here in Brazil I coordinate many international projects of teaching and popularization of Astronomy.
In my work as Educator and science communicator
I wrote the book ""Um Passeio pelo Céu"" and from 2005 until 2013 I presented and wrote the script of a weekly TV program, ""Um Passeio pelo Céu"", about Astronomy and Astronautics."

Watch a recording of this talk (external link)