1P/A cloud of dust and small rock fragments left by Comet Halley’s approach to the sun will fly over the Earth on May 5 The meteor shower is called “ETA-Aquarids”.
The Canarias Institute of Astronomy (IAC) explained in a note that the “meteor shower” is caused by Small comet fragment collision (or asteroid) With the earth’s atmosphere.
The most popular are the Perseids in August, Gemini in December or the quadrant in January, but they occur once a year About 40 of these meteor showers, Will analyze it to continue studying the solar system.
This channel Sky Live TVIn cooperation with the Energy Efficiency Laboratory (EELabs) project coordinated by IAC, the meteor shower will be broadcast on May 5 as part of the project activities carried out by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) “A voice from heaven.”
Aim to Let the whole family participate in the classification of meteors In addition, it makes it easier for the visually impaired to perform this task.
To be precise, the goal of the “Tianound” project is to use citizen science to Improve understanding of these secondary bodies, Classify them according to general characteristics, and find similar patterns between them.
The Eta-Aquarid meteor shower is at its peak every year Between April 19th and May 28th.
In this project, a multidisciplinary team composed of engineers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, astronomers from Canarias astronomers, educators from the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and amateurs from the Madrid Sur Astronomical Association formed a team. . Conduct such research And bring citizen science and astronomy closer to society.
IAC added that the “Tianound” project has a network of radio detection stations for meteors, which is a novel technology for studying these celestial bodies, called meteor.
One of the advantages of radio induction is that it can Catching the echo of a meteor during the dayRain or sunlight is obviously not conducive to the conditions for visual observation of this phenomenon, but today it is still a common method to study these phenomena.
The project team has developed the software as Artificial echo Presented in sound form and presented in different formats for later classification.
According to IAC, the most innovative version of the project is the use of artificial intelligence through the development of chatbots, which will enable blind or visually impaired people to participate in the project and be able to Perform meteor listening and classification After the voice conversation.
Also designed a chatbot to execute More accessible and attractive experiments for kids, Without knowing how to read and write.
During the live event, CSIC scientific researcher Enrique Pérez Montero (Enrique Pérez Montero) and one of the most active communicators of inclusive astronomy will collaborate and they will propose the “Speech Universe” initiative Perform audio description Images of astronomical objects.
In addition, a teaching workshop will be held for children in the Fuenlabrada astronomy classroom. Public education resources Since the 1998/1999 school year, he has devoted himself to the teaching of astronomy in the school environment.