Meet our Neighbours! presented at the XXIII edition of the Encontro Nacional de Astronomia e Astrofísica (ENAA) (National Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics) held in Lisbon, Portugal at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa on the 18th and 19th of July 2013. Check the presentation here: http://enaa2013.oal.ul.pt/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/04/LinaCanas.pdf
Our celestial neighbours payed a visit to Portuguese blind children on early July 2013. During the activities the children learnt all about our solar system neighbours, explored their main features, built tactile images and presented them to their peers.
The materials to build tactile images from “Meet our neighbours!” project will travel with Breezy Ocaña Flaquer to Dominican Republic! Several activities of image construction will be carried by local teachers and students.
“Meet our neighbours!”- a tactile experience, plans to promote and provide inclusion activities for visually impaired children and their non-visually impaired peers through the use of astronomy hands-on low cost activities.