Great Astronomical Observatory of Pacific of Solar Optics
Team Member: Bosoncea Constantin Florin
Event Name: Christmas Challenge
FUPACTECNO wrote -
GOAPOS [Great Astronomical Observatory of the Pacific of Solar Optic].
Is a Science-Technology initiative which plans:
* To outreach research results.
* To help young poor people to improve their cognitive skills.
* To generate employment for people involved in the Education sector.
FUPACTECNO.org.co [Foundation of the Pacific for Advancement of Science and Technology], is an Organization composed by a Team of several Engineers and Scientists, who think than the Education is the key to reduce the inequity and poverty. Because, it is the way to give to the youth the knowledge as a powerful tool to achieve the people confront their adverse circumstances by them selves. Two members of the Scientific Team currently are researchers working directly in NASA, and the remaining 4 have worked in projects funded by NASA in several Research Centers in the United States. Most of them worked on the development of the first colombian satellite 'Libertad 1', built by the University 'Sergio Arboleda' in Colombia, launched to Space in 2007.
The Team members are not rich persons, just smart people who need to find resources to help a lot of people through Science and Technology in very poor zones.
Once GOAPOS is built, We plan to reach more 100.000 students to help them to improve their cognitive skills, in several rural and urban areas of Colombia, specially the Region Pacific (Western coast), offering them scientific outreach of Aerospace Sciences and Astronomy; also orientation on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
It is clear, the Colombia Government doesn't distribute the economic resources equitatively, according to the World Bank (http://datos.bancomundial.org/indicador/SI.POV.GINI), and the situation is worst in the Pacific coast (West region) of Colombia, so like the most of underdeveloped countries. Then, GOAPOS is a good alternative to help the young poor people in their education process, because it would help the colombian youth in places where the inequity affects the education sector and the youth.
The Project GOAPOS has 3 main parts:
1. Solar telescopes. We already purchased them. See them here: http://www.fupactecno.org.co/#!telescopios/c30u.
So, the money raised here will be used specifically to build:
2. The Metallic dome and metallic structure base.
3. The Offices.
See the architectonic design here: http://www.fupactecno.org.co/#!goapos--sede-quibdo/c12zl.
Project for which, we have our own ground, large enough to build the observatory, and even to expand it more in the future.
Then, if you really want to help Education, help us!
Thanks. Best regards.
Links of scientific outreach images for young poor people: