Astronomy as a tool for peace & diplomacy: experiences from the Columba-Hypatia project

Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” is a project by GalileoMobile and the AHDR which takes place on the divided island of Cyprus. The project aims to inspire young people to be curious about science and the cosmos, while also using astronomy as a tool for promoting meaningful communication and a Culture of Peace and Non-violence. We do this with the motto of “under the same sky”, to emphasise our place in the Universe and inspire a sense of global citizenship. I will share experiences and lessons learnt from the project as well as plans for the future and for building global collaborations to use "Astronomy for Peace" in other post-conflict regions.

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