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Thilina Heenatigala
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Astronomy Communicator (with a focus on developing countries) and a freelance Project Coordinator
Astronomy Communicator (with a focus on developing countries) and a freelance Project Coordinator

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Resource of the Week: The Fibre Optic Cable Class by Amee Hennig on +astro EDU platform.
This activity is an interactive “out-of-the-seat” demo that allows the students to become involved in learning about fibre optic cables by imitating the way that one basically functions. While enjoying the physicality of the demo the students will pick up basic details of light, reflection, optical properties, and applications to technology. Additionally, the activity will go into details of how fibre optics are used in astronomy technology and how it is used to improve our understanding of the universe. An emphasis should be placed on asking direct questions to the students about how these concepts can influence technology, astronomy, and our world to reinforce the concepts that they are learning about.
http://astroedu.iau.org/activities/fibre-optic-cable-class/
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IKEA Death Star in Bucharest.

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Learn about +European Space Agency, ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission that would travel to a binary asteroid system! 

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Intense activity.
Ever wondered how we communicate with spacecrafts in the Solar System? Follow +Europlanet  for latest in European planetary science. 

Source: https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

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Apply to 'Rosetta: From Science Fiction to Science Fact' summer programme at Leiden Observatory, supervised by Pedro Russo! Open for European undergraduates or graduates. Plenty more summer research programmes at: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/summerstudents/
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We live in one of those tiny planets ;) #science  
'The orbit of the planets in our Solar System' via s-t-y-l-e-t-s.com Follow +Europlanet for latest in European planetary science.

#science   #planets   #planetary  
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Can you spot Atlas? That speck of dirt you just can't wipe off your monitor 
Your challenge: Find Atlas on the image. Hint: no, that's not a tiny dirt on your screen. http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/triple-play
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Memorizing! 
Beautiful Venus and Earth via @WorldAndScience

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+European Space Agency, ESA introduced some of their best images in 2015 - What's your favourite? http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Year_in_images
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CNN's 'The Year in Pictures' features enhanced-colour view of Pluto captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. What a beauty! http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/03/world/gallery/year-in-pictures-2015/index.html
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