May 1st: Learning Space: A Touch of the Universe

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odcaster: Nicole Gugliucci, Georgia Bracey, Thilina Heenatigala, Amelia Ortiz Gil

Title: Learning Space  Ep. 14: A Touch of the Universe

Organization: CosmoQuest : Astronomers Without Border

Link : You can watch the video in: http://youtu.be/V1rnK0nTdyI

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Bio: Georgia Bracey is an Education, Instruction, & Public Outreach Team leader in Cosmoquest

Nicole Gugliucci is a postdoctoral astronomer and educator with CosmoQuest. Now at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she did her PhD in astronomy at the University of Virginia and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and hugs just about every radio telescope she can find.

Amelia Ortiz-Gil is an astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia (Spain). She is an astronomy communicator and has been developing resources for disabled audiences. She coordinated the Working Group on Activities for the Disabled of the Spanish International Year of Astronomy 2009 node, and she is now co-coordinating the AWB program together with Peggy Walker.

Thilina Heenatigala is an informal astronomy educator with a passion to communicate. He founded the Astro BookDrive (IYA2009 Special Project) in 2009 as an effort to improve the astronomy education in developing countries. He coordinated the Global Astronomy Month in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and currently works as the Communications Manager for Astronomers Without Borders and Galileo Teacher Training Program. Apart from astronomy, he enjoys fashion, photography, social media and traveling.

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