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.

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

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

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

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

Brazil: Dr. Marcelo Souza, Club de Astronomia Louis Cruls (Campos); Projeto Rema Campos; Sobral Youth Orchestra

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

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

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

Colombia: Angela Perez, Planetary in Medellin (Medellin)

Cyprus: Alexandros Kofteros, Mathisis

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

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

France: Emmanuell Rollinde, GHOU France

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

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

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

Indonesia: Avivah Yamani (Langselatan)

Iran: Farahnaz Sadidi, Shahed High School (Tehran)

Ireland: Daithi Kearney, Dundalk Institute of Technology (Dundalk)

Italy: Valentina Tudisca, National Research Council of Italy

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

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

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

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

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

Luxembourg: Vera Herold (Luxembourg)

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

Mexico: Karen Aylin Cervantes Rodriguez

Morrocco: Hassane Darhmaoi

Nepal: Suman Gautam, Nepal Astronomical Society (Kathmandu)

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

Nigeria: Fikayo Oyewale

Norway: Stord/Haugesund University College, University of Bergen, Valderøy Primary School, OsloMET, Atheno

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

Poland: Urszula Skolimowska, Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr I im. M. Skłodowskiej – Curie (Sucha Beskidzka)

Portugal: CMSM (Porto); Dr. Rosa Doran, NUCLIO

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

Russia: Nadezhda Klink, Physics teacher (Cheboksary)

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

Singapore: OperAsia, Dr. Wong Su Sun

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

Slovenia: Matjaz Duh, University of Maribor

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

Sri-Lanka: Gayathri De Silva

Tanzania: Jonathan Michael

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

Uganda: Olega Jimmy

UK: Jonathan Harris, Premier Academy (Milton Keynes)

USA: Prof. Carl Pennypacker, University of California (Berkeley) and Global Hands on Universe / MIT Academy (Vallejo); Nicole Preiser (Vermont); 1 000 000 Oyster Project: Dr. Lauren Birney

Vietnam: Tan Vu Nguyen

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

European Space Agency: Dr. Bernard Foing

CERN: Dr. Angelos Alexopoulos

RESEO: Rhian Hutchins

UN: Tim Chrisophersen and Ann-Katrin Neureuther