Astronomy networks and best practices for inclusion in Japan

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The fundamental aim of inclusive astronomy is to bring astronomy to diverse groups of people while at the same time broadening the viewpoints of astronomy communicators. Building domestic and international networks is essential to disseminate inclusive activities and resources.

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Fig. 1: A tactile image of Jupiter in the braille version of an astronomy textbook.

Tsukuba University of Technology

Fig. 2: 3D models of the Subaru Telescope.

NAOJ

Fig. 3: A snapshot of the 2016 Universal Design Symposium.

Samir Dhurde, IUCAA, Pune

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The 3D-printer work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI (grant no. 16K01050).

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Correspondence to Kumiko Usuda-Sato.

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Usuda-Sato, K., Mineshige, S. & Canas, L. Astronomy networks and best practices for inclusion in Japan. Nat Astron 3, 1032–1034 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-019-0957-y

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