IAU100

Index

  1. IAU100-Puerto Rico (Intro)
  2. Boletín IAU100-Puerto Rico
  3. News
  4. IAU100 NameExoWorlds global campaign
  5. Exhibits
  6. Conferences
  7. Astronomical Observations
  8. Moon Landing 50th Anniversary
  9. Einstein Schools
  10. Collaborating Organizations
  11. Volunteers

IAU100 - Puerto Rico

IAU100

Introduction

Welcome to the Celebration of the IAU100 in Puerto Rico! In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary https://iau-100.org. To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organising a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme "Under One Sky".

In Puerto Rico the celebration events are coordinated by the Puerto Rico IAU100 National Organizing Committee. This committee will implement the IAU100 Global Projects and coordinate activities and events in Puerto Rico. The National Organizing Committe Person of Contact is Dr. Mayra Lebrón from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

Boletín IAU100 - Puerto Rico

News bulletin of the activities in Puerto Rico (In Spanish)

  1. Boletín IAU100-Puerto Rico No.1

News

  • December 2018 - Preparations for IAU100
  • January 20, 2019 - Lunar Eclipse 2019: "Super Blood Wolf Moon", Observation at UPR Río Piedras campus 10:00pm
  • January 21, 2019 - Eclipse Observations were a success! Students with their teachers at "Colegio San Antonio de Padua" in Río Piedras observed the 2019 eclipse of the Moon. The event had telescopes available, and the teachers Professors Hernán Molina and Juan C. Velázquez gave talks about what was going on. The students enjoyed an astronomy activity combined with camping at the facilities of the Observatory allowing them to have the full eclipse experience.
  • January 22, 2019 - Conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter: "Breakfast with the planets", UPR Río Piedras campus 5:00 am
  • January 26, 2019 - Inauguration of the Centenary Celebrations of the International Astronomical Union: Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, 2:00pm
  • February 4, 2019 - Public Talk: "Einstein, Eddington and Me, 100 Years of Passing the Tests." Dr. Dale Ferguson, Visiting Scientist at Arecibo Observatory from Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Talk at UPR-Rio Piedras, Faculty of Natural Sciences, A-211, 10:00 am.
  • February 9, 2019 "Ceiba Bajo las Estrellas" Astronomical observations for the general public with the "Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico" at Centro Ecoturístico del Este, Antigua Base Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, PR (5:00pm-11:00pm)
  • February 11, 2019 “Girls In Space at Arecibo Observatory" (Feb11 is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science). This activity is organized by Dr. Alessandra Abe Pacini (Arecibo Observatory). There will be presentations about Space Science, the science done at Arecibo Observatory and about the project "Girls In Space". One hundred girls from two different schools are expected (between 13-15 years-old) for this event. It will include a panel of scientists from Brazil, NASA and South Africa.
  • February 21, 2019 - "Concurso de Hula-Hoop en el Sistema Solar:Asteroides Más Allá de Neptuno" Astronomy Talk by Dr. Estela Fernández-Valenzuela University of Central Florida at the Interamerican University-Bayamón, Salón de Usos Múltiples (SUM-A), 6:00pm. For more information: (787) 279-1912 ext 2098.
  • February 24, 2019“Científica Boricua Investiga Secretos en las Galaxias" Article about the Puerto Rican Astronomer Karín Menéndez-Delmestre (ENDI Sunday, February 24, 2019, in Spanish)
  • March 1, 2019 A review of the Physics Olympiad that took place in Puerto Rico (October 20-28, 2018) has been published in the "Revista Española de Física"
  • March 2, 2019 Observation Night:"Vieques bajo las Estrellas" Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm at the Malecón del Barrio Esperanza located south of Vieques. Activity open to the general public and free of charge. Organized by the Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico.
  • March 3, 2019 Physics Education Conference at Uruguay: XIII Conferencia Interamericana de Educación en Física “Dr. Alberto Maiztegui” URUGUAY 2019 http://ciaef.edu.uy/.
  • March 3, 2019 Communication in Science Conference in Panama: La Red de Popularización de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en América Latina y el Caribe (RedPOP) tienen su 16º Congreso de RedPOP del 22 al 25 de abril de 2019 en Panamá http://www.redpop2019.org/.
  • March 3, 2019 Erathosthenes Experiment: The experiment will take place on the 21st of March. For more information http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/.
  • March 6, 2019 Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Periodic Table - Conference: "El Sistema Solar y los elementos Químicos" y Exhibición de Modelos Táctiles con textos en Braille" at Caribbean University, Bayamón 9:00am - 12m Virgilio Dávila Library
  • March 9, 2019 Observation Night: "Noche de Observación Bajo Cielos Obscuros" Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe - 9 de Marzo, 2019 desde 6:45 pm en Carr. 303 km. 11.3 interior, entrando por el camino “La Gran Vía”, en La Pitahaya, Cabo Rojo.
  • March 9, 2019 Observation Night: "Mi Municipio Bajo las Estrellas" Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico - 9 de Marzo, 2019 desde 6:30 Lugar:Pista Atlética Marie Lande Mathieu de Levittown.
  • March 11, 2019, Symposium: "Women in Science and Technology" Activity for women in High School and College. March 11, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, Sala Jesús María Sanromá, Activity Organized by the Colegio de Física Fundamental e Interdisciplinaria de las Américas (COFI) RSVP https://sites.northwestern.edu/cofi/registro-charla-de-mujeres-cientificas/.
  • March 12, 2019, Public Talk: "Revealing The Hidden Universe With Black Hole Mergers" Prof. Manuela Campanelli- ​Rochester Institute of Technology, Distinguished Lecture on Astronomy, Open to the public, free admission, 2019 March 12, 3:30 pm Arecibo Observatory - Visitor Center.
  • April 8 and 9, 2019, NASA at your School PR STEM Initiative, April 8-9, 2019, Activity coordinated by Prof. Dolores Balzac (UPR-Mayagüez). Four schools from the Southwest of Puerto Rico will participate of this initiative.
  • April 24, 2019, Conference: "The Things Einstein Imagined" presented by Dr. Carmen Pantoja at the Luis Negrón López High School at Sabana Grande as part of the Einstein Schools Project, IAU100.
  • May 1, 2019, Dr. Mayra Lebrón presented a conference at the Luis Negrón López High School as part of the IAU100 celebration and the Einstein Schools international project.
  • NameExoWorlds global campaign

    NameExoWorlds

    IAU100 NameExoWorlds global campaign allows any country in the world to give a popular name to a selected exoplanet and its host star. The aim of this initiative is to create awareness of our place in the Universe and to reflect on how the Earth would potentially be perceived by a civilisation on another planet. More information of this project can be found at http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org.

    The system assigned to Puerto Rico is in the constellation of Eridanus (http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/puerto-rico). The star is HIP 12961 and the planet that orbits this star (exoplanet) is HIP 12961 b. The rules for naming the exoplanet and its star will be published here at the end of June 2019.

    Exhibits

    1. Exhibit:"News from the Universe"

      “News from the Universe” is a traveling image exhibit about astronomical observatories in which the visitor will learn about science as they stroll through the electromagnetic spectrum. The name of the exhibit is inspired in a quote by Sir William Bragg (Nobel Prize in Physics 1915) “Light brings us the News of the Universe”. The exhibit will be displayed at several locations of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. This exhibit is being prepared by Dr. Mayra Lebrón and Dr. Carmen Pantoja from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

    2. "Many Inspired Steps" - an exhibit that celebrates the 5oth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

      "Sala Eugene Francis", Physics Building, Room #229, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus. From October 9,2018 till July 20,2019. Coordinators: Prof. Dolores Balzac and Dr. Juan González Lagoa.

    3. Exhibit about Lunar Eclipse 2019: Biblioteca Virgilio Dávila, Caribbean University, Bayamón

      Students from the course MATH102-15 of Dr. Gloria Isidro Villamizar prepared an exhibit about the Lunar eclipse of January 20, 2019

    4. Exhibit about the Periodic Table - March 6, 2019, Biblioteca Virgilio Dávila, Caribbean University Bayamón, 9:00am - 12m
    5. Exhibit: "Astronauts and their Professions"- A collection of posters to be displayed at the different Departments of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez campus (Departments of Physics, Geology, Mathematics, Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Education).Coordinator: Dr. Juan González Lagoa and Prof. Dolores Balzac.
    6. Conferences

      1. Keynote Address - Inauguration of the centennial celebration of the International Astronomical Union at the "Ateneo Puertorriqueño": Speaker- Dr. Daniel R. Altschuler (Saturday January 26, 2019, 2:00p.m. ) Invitation Flyer

      2. Talk on Relativity - Public talk: "Einstein, Eddington and Me, 100 Years Passing the Tests" by Dr. Dale Ferguson (at Natural Sciences Faculty, University of Puerto Rico, A-211 , Monday February 4, 2019 at 10:00am) Poster
      3. Facebook Livestream of Talk by Dr. Alessandra Abe Pacini in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Arecibo Observatory, February 11, 2019 10:45am (Arecibo Observatory Facebook page).
      4. Astronomy Talk: "Concurso de Hula-Hoop en el Sistema Solar: Asteroides Más Allá de Neptuno" by Dr. Estela Fernández Valenzuela from University of Central Florida (Salón de Usos Múltiples (SUM-A), Interamerican University-Bayamón, Thursday February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm) Poster
      5. Talk:"El Sistema Solar y los Elementos Químicos" Dra. Gloria Isidro, Biblioteca Virgilio Dávila, Caribbean University, Bayamón, 9:00 - 12m 6 de marzo del 2019
      6. Symposium: "Women in Science and Technology" Activity for women in High School and College. March 11, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, Sala Jesús María Sanromá, Activity Organized by the Colegio de Física Fundamental e Interdisciplinaria de las Américas (COFI) RSVP https://sites.northwestern.edu/cofi/registro-charla-de-mujeres-cientificas/.
      7. March 12, 2019, Public Talk: "Revealing The Hidden Universe With Black Hole Mergers" Prof. Manuela Campanelli- ​Rochester Institute of Technology, Distinguished Lecture on Astronomy, Open to the public, free admission, 2019 March 12, 3:30 pm Arecibo Observatory - Visitor Center.
      8. Astronomy Symposium and Poster Exhibit of the 16 Schools Participants of the Project "Grown Beyond Earth" (GBE) of the Fairchild Botanical Garden in Miami in Partnership with NASA Kennedy Space Center - University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez campus, April 5, 2019, Coordinators Dr. Juan González Lagoa and Prof. Dolores Balzac.

        Program

        8:30am - 9:30am Registration and Welcome - Dr. Rafael Ramos, Chairman Dept Physics UPR-May and Dr. Fernando Gilbes, Dean College of Arts and Sciences, UPR-May

        9:30am - 10:00am - "Star Formation of Massive Stars", Dr. Mayra Lebrón Santos, UPR-RP

        10:10am - 10:40am - "IR and Radio Studies of Galaxies at Low Galactic Latitudes", Dr. Carmen A. Pantoja, UPR-RP

        10:50am - 11:20am - "Possible Location of Regions Emitting Radio Waves in Pulsar Magnetospheres", Dr. Leszek Nowakowski, UPR-May

        11:30am - 12:30pm - Poster Presentations: "Growing Beyond Earth Project"

        1:00pm - 1:30pm - "Astronomy for the Blind", Dr. Gloria M. Isidro Villamizar, Caribbean University

        1:40pm - 2:10pm - "Habitable Planets in the Universe", Prof. Abel Méndez, UPR-Arecibo

        2:20pm - 2:50pm - "Absolute Ages of Craters with IR Emission", Dr. Abraham Ruiz García, UPR-Humacao

      9. NASA at your School PR STEM Initiative with Kennedy Space Center Ground Exploration Engineers - An activity for students grades 9-12, April 8-9, 2019, Coordinators Dr. Juan González Lagoa and Prof. Dolores Balzac.
      10. Conference: "The Things Einstein Imagined" presented by Dr. Carmen Pantoja at the Luis Negrón López High School at Sabana Grande as part of the Einstein Schools Project, IAU100, April 24, 2019
      11. Conference: Dr. Mayra Lebrón presented a conference at the Luis Negrón López High School as part of the IAU100 celebration and the Einstein Schools international project, May 1, 2019

      Astronomical Observations

      1. Observing the lunar eclipse January 20, 2019 at University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras campus
      2. Observing the Lunar Eclipse 2019 at Colegio San Antonio de Padua, Río Piedras:

        "Noche de Observación, Eclipse Lunar y súper Luna":A night of astronomical observations and the study of documentation processes through astrophotography of the total eclipse of the moon.Coordinator: Prof. Juan Carlos Velázquez, Programa y Observatorio Astronómico del Colegio San Antonio de Padua, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.http://csa.edu.pr/observatorio

      3. Observing the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, January 22, 2019 University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras campus
      4. Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico: "Ceiba Bajo Las Estrellas" February 9, 2019 from 5:00pm - 11:00pm
      5. Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico:"Vieques bajo las Estrellas" March 2, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm at the Malecón del Barrio Esperanza located south of Vieques. Activity open to the general public and free of charge.
      6. Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe: March 9, 2019 Observation Night: "Noche de Observación Bajo Cielos Obscuros" Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe - 9 de Marzo, 2019 desde 6:45 pm en Carr. 303 km. 11.3 interior, entrando por el camino “La Gran Vía”, en La Pitahaya, Cabo Rojo.
      7. Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico -"Mi Municipio Bajo las Estrellas" March 9, 2019, 6:30pm Place:Pista Atlética Marie Lande Mathieu, Levittown.

      Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

      Apollo50

      "Moon Landing 50th Anniversary" is a global project project aims to encourage people worldwide to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in 20 July 2019 by organising Moon observations during that day that could as well serve to inspire people on how the Moon missions changed the world forever.

      1. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez is pleased to present "Many Inspired Steps" an exhibition that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

        "Many people were not even alive the last time a person walked on the Moon in 1972. For those who were, time has faded the memories feat. We need to remember, we need to celebrate that great achievement. More than that, we need to inspire children to strive to accomplish what may seem impossible" said Dr. Thomas A Lesser, the exhibition's creator.

        "Many Inspired Steps" was organized by Dr. Thomas A. Lesser, who has donated the exhibition and is distributed by Audio Visual Imagineering Inc., which has donated the distribution of the exhibition to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. The exhibit opened on October 9, 2018 and will close on Saturday July 20, 2019. It is coordinated by Prof. Dolores Balzac and Dr. Juan González Lagoa. The exhibit is located at "Sala Eugene Francis" Physics Building, Room #229 University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez campus. It is open for school visits and the general public once a week and at "Open House" activities from January to May 2019.

      2. Another project that is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in Puerto Rico is the Forum: "50 Years of Apollo 11" ("Reflexiones sobre Apollo 11:Se Realizó un sueño...¿Algo más?" - April 4, 2019. Event organized by Dr. Juan González Lagoa and Prof. Dolores Balzac.

        Program

        6:30 pm-7:30pm Registration

        7:00 pm-7:05pm Welcome - Dr. Juan González Lagoa (NASA PRSG)

        7:00 pm-7:25pm Introduction to the Apollo Program - Dr. Gerardo Morell (NASA PRSG)

        7:25 pm-7:45pm Presentation - Moderator Dr. Moisés Orengo, Physics Dept, UPR-May

        7:45 pm-8:15pm Panelist 1 - Dr. Jorge Iván Vélez Arocho, President "Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ponce"

        8:15 pm-8:45pm Panelist 2 - Dr. José Alonso, Chairman del Departament of Physics and Mathematics, UPR-Cayey

        8:45 pm-9:15pm Panelist 3 - Dra. Rebeca Orama, Interim Director Teacher Preparation Program, UPR-May

        9:45 pm-10:00pm Questions

        10:00 pm-10:30pm Closing Remarks

      3. The Astrophysics Circle UPR-RP has available for download the book published by Ateneo Puertorriqueño on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission http://astronomylab.org/files_pdf/LlegamosenPaz.pdf (In Spanish)
      4. Exhibition “Making Space for Everyone” at UPR-Mayagüez by Student Organization SEDS. -

        The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a student organization that aims to unify students from diverse academic backgrounds at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, under the common interest of developing Puerto Rico's young space industry.

        The members created a set of posters and have them displayed at UPR-Mayagüez. “Making Space for Everyone” Exhibition is a project that has been done in collaboration with NASA PR Space Grant Consortium (PRSGC). This exhibition has the objective of promoting the organization's mission, which is to make the world understand that the field of space exploration is open to everyone regardless of their field of study. There’s room for all majors and all interests.

        The exhibition was officially launched on Tuesday, April 9th 2019 during the Yuri’s Night Outreach Activity at 6:30 pm. It is located in the halls adjacent to the Eugene A. Francis room (F-229) and is part of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 celebration.

        SEDS welcome's the use of their posters: AstronautPostersSEDS-UPRM.pdf but request that you please send an email to inform of your event (seds.uprm@uprm.edu). SEDS can be found in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/seds.uprm/.

      5. Einstein Schools

        Einstein Schools

        The IAU Einstein Schools project encourages an understanding of the role of gravity in modern astronomy through the exciting topics of gravity, gravity waves, space-time, and the detection of gravity waves emitted from compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars. The project also considers how gravity can bend star light and how this bending can be detected during a solar eclipse. On the largest scales, the bending of starlight from galaxies or clusters of galaxies can also lead to an understanding of dark matter.

        In the Einstein Schools project, schools around the world do activities about gravity in astronomy that relate to the topics listed above. They also learn how the 1919 total solar eclipse confirmed Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and how the predictions from the theory of General Relativity can be verified during the upcoming eclipses in Chile. The Einstein schools worldwide will also be working together to make robotic telescope observations of gravitational lenses and other exciting objects affected by extreme gravity. The Einstein schools will also have the the opportunity to connect to Chilean and Argentinian Einstein schools and programs during the July 2, 2019 total solar eclipse.

        In Puerto Rico we encourage schools to create Science Clubs and participate of the activities of the Einstein Project. To register send an email with the name and address of your school, the name of the teacher mentor to divulgacionastronomia@gmail.com with Subject: Einstein Schools. The groups should complete a summary of the experience at the end of each activity in order that the teacher or mentor will validate. Those clubs that complete 10 of the Einstein Schools proposed projects will be invited to the IAU100 Puerto Rico closing event during which they will receive IAU100-Einstein Schools certificates of participation.

        The logo for the Einstein schools project was created by the Puerto Rican artist Ms. Kamille Morales Lebrón

        Einstein School Projects

        1. Research one or various biographies of scientists
        2. This is the opportunity to learn about scientists and their lives. We suggest a list of scientists who were important in the development of physics. Read about them, discuss with the members of your club and create a unique way to tell others about what you have learned. Write a short story, a play, a poster, a video, a podcast or any other interesting fun way you can think of to tell a a story. Report your results to us.

          Physics People:

          • Albert Einstein - Explore website exhibit from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for History of Physics (English/Spanish): https://history.aip.org/exhibits/einstein/

            Explore a website from Library where they keep Einstein's documents: "The Albert Einstein Archives" at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem: http://albert-einstein.org

            Have the students review some geography. Where was Einstein born? Locate: Ulm, Munich, Zurich on the map. https://physicsworld.com/a/a-glimpse-of-einstein-in-zurich/

            Einstein liked music. Suggest to your students to listen to one of Mozart's violin sonatas, or the music from Bach or Beethoven (among Einstein’s favorites). Einstein did not like the music of Wagner and Debussy. Suggest to your students to listen to this music as well. Discuss with them which one they like best.

 https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/einstein-genius-violin-music-physics-science/

            Einstein liked to read. At 16 he had read "Critique of Pure Reason" and "Critique of Practical Reason" by Immanuel Kant. Suggest that your students visit your library to see if they have copies of these books. Einstein also read "The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostoeyevsky, "El Quijote" and "Exemplary Novels" of Cervantes, and other authors such as Dickens and Balzac.

 https://www.bookadvice.co/albert-einstein.html

          • Mileva Marić - We recommend the book "Einstein's wife:The real Story of Mileva Maric-Einstein" by Allen Esterson and David Cassidy, with a contribution by Ruth Lewin Sime. This book presents the research by historians of physics about Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Einstein-Maric. The book presents the life of an intelligent young woman who studied physics at the University but who faced many obstacles during her life that prevented her from achieving her professional goals.
          • Emmy Noether
          • Isaac Newton
          • Jocelyn Bell
          • Sir Arthur Eddington
          • Marie Curie
          • Albert Abraham Michelson
          • Marie Goeppert-Mayer
          • Edward W. Morley
          • Donna Strickland
          • Facundo Bueso (Atomic Physicist and First Communicator of Science in Puerto Rico)
          • Vera Rubin
          • Victor Blanco (First Puerto Rican Astronomer)
          • Joseph Taylor
          • Maryam Mirzakhani
        3. Complete one or several of the activities to prepare for the eclipse of July 2, 2019
          • Learn about the scale of the solar system
          • Learn about the Earth. - Participate of the Erathosthenes Experiment on March 21, 2019. In this experiment you will measure the size of the Earth. For details on how to participate and to register your school visit http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/ .
          • Learn about the Moon
          • Learn about the Sun
          • Learn about an eclipse
          • Find out what is a total solar eclipse
          • Learn about May 29, 1919 eclipse that was used to test Relativity
          • What is a constellation?
          • Find information about the Hyades cluster.
          • Find the trajectory of the May 29, 1919 eclipse on the surface of the Earth. Where is the Island of Principe and where is the city of Sobral?
          • Eddington announced his findings about the 1919 eclipse on Nov. 6, 1919. Find how the newspapers reported these findings.
          • Read about how the 1919 eclipse was used to test relativity: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201605/physicshistory.cfm
          • Watch on HBO the BBC movie "Einstein and Eddington" a film from 2008. This link is a review of the film: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16101-film-review-einstein-and-eddington/
          • On July 2, 2019 watch NASA's live transmission of the total solar eclipse
        4. Learn about Waves
        5. Learn about Gravity
        6. Learn about telescopes
        7. Learn about Reference Frames - This is one of the most difficult concepts for students. This video is from 1960 but it shows different concepts clearly.

        8. Introduction to Vectors video - https://sistematv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/b55a26eb-2a86-41c8-97b9-f3e44e389105/physics-201-introduction-to-vectors/
        9. Learn about Time
        10. Learn about Relativity
        11. Learn about Pulsars
        12. Learn about Black Holes
        13. Learn about Gravitational Waves
        14. "Working together to find Science Everywhere" - Collaborate with schools in different part of the world
. The objective is to find something interesting related to science where you live, prepare a short presentation to share with another group of students via Skype and post of photo on our School Gallery section.


        Collaborating Organizations

        1. Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus
        2. Department of Physical Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus
        3. Planetarium of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus
        4. Programa y Observatorio Astronómico del Colegio San Antonio de Padua
        5. Ateneo Puertorriqueño
        6. NASA Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium
        7. Colegio de Física Fundamental e Interdisciplinaria de las Américas
        8. Caribbean University
        9. Interamerican University-Bayamón
        10. Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe
        11. Kennedy Space Center
        12. Centro de Recursos Educativos y Tecnológicos (CRET), Facultad de Estudios Generales, UPR-Río Piedras
        13. Sociedad de Astronomía de Puerto Rico
        14. Arecibo Observatory

        Volunteers

        1. Prof. Dolores Balzac
        2. Dr. Juan González Lagoa
        3. Prof. Juan Carlos Velázquez
        4. Ms. Kamille Morales Lebrón
        5. Dr. Carmen Pantoja
        6. Dr. Mayra Lebrón
        7. Dr. Daniel Altschuler
        8. Dr. Gloria Isidro Villamizar
        9. Mr. Carlos Malca Reyes (Graduate Student, Physics Department, UPR-Río Piedras)
        10. Mr. Sulpicio Flores Chalco (Graduate Student, Biology Department, UPR-Río Piedras)
        11. Eng. Giacomo Comes
        12. Dr. Dorcas Torres
        13. Dr. Francisco C. Parra-Rojas
        14. Prof. Elizabeth Torres
        15. Dr. Manuel Reyes Guzmán
        16. Prof. Juan González Alicea
        17. Eng. Eddie Irizarry
        18. Dr. Lester Morales (Kennedy Space Center)
        19. Ms. Soraya Flores Chalco (Graduate Student, Physics Department, UPR-Río Piedras)
        20. Mr. Juan Villafañe
        21. Ms. Elluz Pacheco (Graduate Student, Physics Department, UPR-Río Piedras)
        22. Mr. Luis Carrubio (Graduate Student, Physics Department, UPR-Río Piedras)
        23. Dr. Alessandra Abe Pacini
        24. Dr. Mayda Velasco
        25. Ms. Sujeily Santiago