30 November, 2 & 4 December 2020, on-line event hosted by the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)                      


Space science and astronomy organisations around the world engage professionals in the exploitation of the scientific data generated by space missions and ground-based astronomy facilities. They also involve information technology experts in the development of software tools needed for this purpose. In addition to this, these organisations also help train students and young professionals in every aspect of the technical implementation and scientific exploitations of such space and astronomy projects.

In particular, these organisations strive to make their data archives and on-line resources accessible to all academic and professional researchers, and to work seamlessly with them regardless of their condition.

In this context, ESA, IAU, ESO and SKAO are teaming up to organise a workshop on the links between space science and astronomy, inclusion and disability. A first on-line event will consist of three non-consecutive daily sessions on 30th November, 2nd and 4th December 2020. A follow-up workshop will take place in April 2021 at the European Space Astronomy Centre, ESAC, near Madrid, Spain, and it will be the first of a series of workshops focusing on diversity and inclusion aspects in this professional community.


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