OCTAL – Can you see the stars?

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Date(s) - 01/04/2017
10:00 - 15:00

Central Hall Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile


The Extension Department and the Network of Graduates of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile invite students, professors, graduates and interested citizens to participate in the OCTAL workshop, a project part of the Stars4all program, which is funded by the European Union and aims to raise awareness of the negative effects of light pollution around the world through citizen science projects.

To be held on 1st April, 2017, the workshop seeks to create a real instance of Citizen Data Science and it will be conducted by Cristian Hernández, geographer and data scientist associate at the Common Action Forum. Through collaborative work, the problem to be dealt with will be identified and a method and tools will be chosen; Data will be collected through programming methods; Database processing will be done; And finally the said data will be visualized, also creating a blog post that will be set up for the experience, which will be available on the Internet for free access as a result of the Workshop.

The Octal workshop will cover from the research question within the same groups to the delivery of results to the general public. Free Registration here


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