PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 442 - Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2023 (ACSC2023) - Main Session
"This is (not) Rocket Science – Citizen Science as Mission Control" Space and Citizen Science at the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology (2022– 2025)
C. Klösch
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Published on: November 14, 2023
Since 2022, the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) has been conducting the project funded by “Sparkling Science 2.0” through the “OeAD Center for Citizen Science” in collaboration with nine partners from Austria, Great Britain and the USA. The basic idea is to reflect the current developments in space travel and to establish a research collaboration with the partners in the use of space-based resources in the New Space Age. Connecting young people with stakeholders from a wide range of fields related to “New Space” in Austria
The most important research partner is “Bildungsgrätzl Schönbrunn”, an association of educational institutions for children and young people in the immediate vicinity of the museum’s location. This also strengthens and deepens the connection between the museum and the educational institutions in the area – beyond the scope of the project. The project involves more than 200 children and young people ranging from kindergarten age till graduation.
The most important goal is to involve young people in the current discourse on New Space and to initiate independent research on this topic. For this purpose, a "mission control" in the form of a youth advisory board for the Technical Museum Vienna will be established as a steering committee for the project and co-curators for the exhibition "Space Habitats" within the exhibition series "weiter_gedacht_" 2025/26.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.442.0015
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