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Event ID:  46005
Contact Name:  Fran Eve Wright
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Organization:  UNESCO Club Vienna
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Dates:  1st October 2021 to 10th October 2021
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Type:  Other
Start/End Type:  Both Starts and Ends During WSW
Country:  Austria
State/Province:  Vienna
City:  Vienna
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Event Name:  FotoArt IN FOCUS Poster Exhibit: Reaching for the Stars!
Event Description:  POSTER EXHIBIT: Reaching for the Stars! curated by Christine Deifel Featuring: SIMONETTA DI PIPPO: co-founder of Women in Aerospace Europe and Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, Space4Women – UNOOSA. The Space4Women project provides resources and inspiration to both young women and men, in order to envision and build a different, more inclusive space sector and society for the future. VALENTINA VLADIMIROVNA TERESHKOVA, pioneering Russian cosmonaut and in 1963, the first woman in space. Trainer of new cosmonauts until 1997 and advocate for women’s rights in Russia. "A bird cannot fly with only one wing. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women." She has received the highest honours of her country: the Heroes Medal of the Soviet Union and the Pilot-Cosmonaut Medal of the USSR. UNESCO Space Medal was presented to Valentina Tereshkova at UNESCO HQ in 2017 by Director General Irina Bokova. AUSTRIAN WOMEN REACHING FOR THE STARS! The Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1970, and the Austrian Space Agency in 1972. Austria decided to be an active player in space activities right from the very beginning. This decision stimulated the development of Austrian space technology, the space industry and space exploration. After more than 20 years of successful cooperation between Austria and the former Soviet Union in the field of unmanned space research, the joint Austro-Soviet space project AUSTROMIR-91 Soyuz TM-13 mission with Austrian cosmonaut Franz Viehbock was launched on 2 October 1991 from Baikonur for a 1- week's stay at the Space Station Mir. 220 persons had answered the advertisement from the Austrian Space Agency (ASA) for the AUSTROMIR 91 Mission including 20 women. ELKE GRIEDL was one of two women shortlisted for the mission. As a pilot and trainer and member of the Austrian Association for Women Pilots, she continues to inspire women to the take the skies. LISA KALTENEGGER, Austrian Astronomer & Astrophysicist, World-leading expert on exoplanets, founder and director of the Carl Sagan Institute. Lisa Kaltenegger serves on NASA senior review of operating missions. The Carl Sagan Institute was founded in 2015 at Cornell University to find life in the universe and explore other worlds – how they form, evolve and if they could harbour life both inside and outside of our own Solar System. The institute collaborates with international institutions on fields such as astrophysics, engineering, earth and atmospheric science, geology and biology. DORIS VICKERS Austrian Archaeoastronomer, Content Manager UNESCO Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy in collaboration with the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The portal aims to open pathways for co-operation between, and the sharing of knowledge among, State Parties to the World Heritage Convention, the academic community, and other individuals and organizations with a strong interest in promoting and safeguarding the planet’s astronomical heritage. “EQUITY, INCLUSION, and DIVERSITY throughout all our activities in education and research will ensure that astronomy remains innovative and vibrant, and a truly global science” Susana Deustua, President of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage “A particular strength of the IAU is its worldwide network: let's make sure we use it to the fullest to achieve a more diverse and inclusive astronomical community” adds IAU President Ewine van Dishoeck.
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