Universe in a box

Universe Awareness
Netherlands (Leiden)

Submitted by: Skateistan

Universe Awareness (UNAWE) believes that learning about our cosmos and space can help expand children’s worldview and sense of empathy and responsibility to our home planet, Earth.

UNAWE strives to make the wonders of astronomy and space sciences widely accessible by producing a free curriculum and kit called Universe in a Box, which it shares widely – especially to those from underprivileged communities.

Watch ► Kids look up to the stars.

AtlasAction: Download the Universe in a Box Activity Book for free or build your own from the DIY guide and source files.

Universe Awareness was mapped by Talia Kaufman, Skateistan Programs Director in Surf, skate, liberate: Skateistan’s AtlasChart Top 5Skateistan’s students followed the curriculum in Afghanistan and South Africa in 2015.

Written by

Talia Kaufman, Skateistan Programs Director (19 May 2017)

Project leader

Prof. George Miley, Founder, and Pedro Russo, International Project Manager

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UNAWE activity at AZC Katwijk, the Netherlands. Credit: W. Schrier/UNAWE

Universe in a Box activity in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, India, July 2015. Credit: J. Polednikova.

UNAW activities in Mongolia

UNAWE activities in Morocco

Learners looking through a solar telescope at UNAWE activity in Ngliman, East Java, Indonesia, 2013

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  1. Jennabel

    Ya learn soetmhing new everyday. It’s true I guess!

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