Participants

Global Science Opera productions are created by communicating with one or more “alpha-contacts” in each participating country. Alpha-contacts have invited students, teachers, scientists, artists and technologists in their country. The following is a list of the alpha-contacts.

Chile: Professor Myrta Villanueva, University of Antofagasta (Antofagasta)

Ethiopia: Abdu Mohammed Seid, Bahir Dar University (Bahir Dar)

Australia: Auriol Heary, Teacher at Ardross Primary School (Perth)

China: Professor Hongfeng Guo, National Observatory and China Hands on Universe (Beijing)

Brazil: Dr. Marcelo Souza, Club de Astronomia Louis Cruls (Campos)

UK: Dr. Lucia Marchetti, Open University (Milton Keynes)

UK: Jonathan Harris, Premier Academy (Milton Keynes)

UK: Lunar Mission One (London)

Greece: Petros Stergiopoulos, Ellinogermaniki Agogi & Menelaos Sotiriou, Learning Science Through Theater (Athens)

Portugal: CMSM (Porto)

Spain: Carmen Diez & Autonomous University of Barcelona (Barcelona)

Romania: Carmen Tanasescu, Andrei Saguna National College (Brașov)

Luxembourg: Vera Herold (Luxembourg)

India: Dr. Kathan Kothari, Manthan Association (Gujarat)

Denmark: Pernille Elimar, Leader of Education, Opera in the Middle (Struer)

Iran: Farahnaz Sadidi, Shahed High School (Tehran)

Turkey: Betül Şen GÜMÜŞ, Hacattepe University \ Arı School (Ankara)

Ireland: Imelda Graham (Dublin)

Lithuania: Dr. Giedrė Strakšienė, Klaipeda University (Klaipeda)

Japan: Prof. Toshihiro Handa, Kagoshima University, Prof. Hidehiko Agata (NAOJ), Shinohara Hideo (Saitama prefectural Soka-higashi high School)

Belgium: European Network of Opera & Dance Education (RESEO) (Brussels)

Principe: Joana Latas, Ann Tregoning and Paulo Rodrigues, Escola Secundária do Príncipe (Principe)

Argentina: Carlos Suarez, Instituto San Jose, Marist Brothers of Moron

Mexico: Andres Eloy Martinez Rojas, Astronomical Society Urania (Tlaquiltenango)

USA: Prof. Carl Pennypacker, University of California (Berkeley) and Global Hands on Universe / MITAcademy (Vallejo)

Serbia: Ana Klobučar, Center for Promotion of Science, and “Galactic Echo” (Belgrade)

Zambia: Prospery Simpemba, Copperbelt University, CBU \ International Astronomical Union (IAU) \ Elim School in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province (Kitwe)

Canada: Dr. Kamran Shaikh, Concordia University (Montreal)

Italy: Gian Pietro Lolli, Italian Stortelling Center (Portico di Romagna)

Holland: Irma Smegen & Henk de Reus, Speel Je Wijs & GarageTDI (Orvelte)

Russia: Nadezhda Klink, Physics teacher (Cheboksary)

Sri-Lanka: Thilina Heenatigala, GHOU (Colombo)

Israel: Stella Magid & Tanja Mishkin, Ort Motskin School (Motskin)

Indonesia: Avivah Yamani (Langselatan)

Colombia: Angela Perez, Planetary in Medellin (Medellin)

Kenya: Susan Murabana, African Hands-on Universe (Nairobi)

Nepal: Suman Gautam Nepal Astronomical Society (Kathmandu)

Rwanda: Dr. Pheneas Nkundabakura, Kigali Institute of Education (Kigali)

Kuwait: Naomi Stocks, International School – Kuwait SkyLight (Kuwait)

Cyprus: Alexandros Kofteros, Mathisis (Nicosia)

New Zealand: Prof. John B. Hearnshaw, StarLight festival (Canterbury)

Norway: Stord/Haugesund University College, University of Bergen, Spinae Company and Bergen Nasjonale Opera (Bergen)

Afghanistan: Naseer Ahmad (Jalalabad), Department of Space Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Malta: Dr. Eduard Duca, The University of Malta (Msida)

France: Violaine Fournier, Compagnie Minute Papillon (Issy les Moulineaux)

Uganda: Ssenkindu Richard, Alpha and Omega (Kalongo)

Slovakia: Dr. Irina Malkin Ondik, Slovak Technical University (Bratislava)

Slovenia: Matjaz Duh, University of Maribor