Status Report

Space Scoop launched in Sri Lanka

By SpaceRef Editor
June 18, 2011
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Universe Awareness (UNAWE) has started a collaboration with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to produce the astronomy news service Space Scoop — versions of ESO Science and Photo Releases that are written specifically for children aged between 7 and 11 years old. Space Scoop is meant to feed children’s curiosity about the Universe, by allowing them to access ESO releases.

UNAWE – Sri Lanka launched Space Scoop in Sinhalese language during the June 2011 meeting of Sri Lanka Astronomical Association.

UNAWE Sri Lanka hope to translate Space Scoop in to Tamil language in near future and to publish the articles in local papers.

Who can use this service?

Children — In a world where children are sometimes more technically savvy than grown-ups, Space Scoop is meant to feed their curiosity about the Universe, by allowing them to access ESO releases in their own language.

Parents — They can read about the latest discoveries in astronomy and explain them to children who are younger than seven years old or who do not use computers on their own.

Teachers — They can use Space Scoop as a resource in the classroom to discuss the latest discoveries.


First Space Scoop in Sinhalese:

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