[ASA] Fwd: [IAU NOC] Astronomy Translation Network project

Angel Lopez-Sanchez angel.lopez-sanchez at aao.gov.au
Mon Jul 3 14:18:17 AEST 2017

Dear colleagues,

Please find attached an interesting IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach initiative to help promoting Astronomy Outreach and Science Education translating material for astronomy education and outreach. Given the multi-culture of Australian Astronomy I think some of you might be interested on this.


Angel R.  

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Subject: 	[IAU NOC] Astronomy Translation Network project
Date: 	Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:11:24 +0900
From: 	Yukiko Shibata <shibata.yukiko at nao.ac.jp>
To: 	iau-noc at oao.iau.org
CC: 	OAO-NAOJ <oao at prcml.mtk.nao.ac.jp>

Dear colleagues,

My name is Yukiko Shibata, and I work for the IAU Office for Astronomy
Outreach (OAO) as an International Outreach Officer.
OAO, in a joint venture with the National Astronomical Observatory of
Japan (NAOJ) and the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), is
currently implementing the *“Astronomy Translation Network” project, a
platform **for astronomy education and outreach **to share resources in
different languages and connecting translation efforts based on a global
network of volunteers.* The main goal of the platform is to identify
worthy resources for translation and matching its translation needs with
volunteer translators. For further details, you can check the
website http://translation.astro4dev.org.

The project will now start testing the workflow of translation and
review processes, and *we would like to kindly ask for your support to
help disseminate the project in your country and identify people who
could collaborate with us. *This is a chance for collaborators to
suggest materials and see them translated, access a pool of trustworthy
recommended resources (dark skies awareness, inclusion, hands-on
activities, low-cost, etc.), gain translation them into different
languages and develop your translation skills. In a second stage, a
certification system will be set, and for those joining us now, this
experience will already be considered.
Our contact mail for the project is: translation at oao.iau.org
<mailto:translation at oao.iau.org>
If you could reply until 14th July, we would be grateful.

Best regards,
Yukiko Shibata, Kumiko Usuda-sato, Thilina Heenatigala, OAO team

Yukiko Shibata
International Outreach Officer
for the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8588, JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)422-34-3957
E-mail: shibata.yukiko at nao.ac.jp <mailto:shibata.yukiko at nao.ac.jp>

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