Avivah Yamani

About Me

Astronomer. Astronomy Communicator by day. New Media practitioners. Storyteller and podcaster in the making. Social media observer. Web developer and Web administrator by accident. 

I’m involved extensively with astronomy communication with the public, enjoying the challenge of conveying complex ideas in an easy-to-understand manner.

I currently serve as IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach National Coordinator for Indonesia. 

  • ResidenceIndonesia
  • AddressBandung - Jawa Barat
  • e-mailme@avivah.space
  • Personal Websites:
    Avivah.Space
    SimplyVie
  • Website:
    langitselatan.com
    365DaysOfAstronomy.org
    Gerhana.Info
    KamusAstro.com

What I Do

Communicating Science

I communicate science using various mediums, especially new media to engage lay people in learning and doing science.

Podcasting

I occasionally podcast about astronomy and culture, and host the Q&A session at 365 Days Of Astronomy.

Web Management

I developed langitselatan and all its related sites to promote astronomy in Indonesia. I also manage langitselatan and the 365 days of Astronomy Podcast.

Writing

I write mostly about astronomy on the langitselatan website. I covered various topic with specialty in extrasolar planet and planetary science.

Teaching

I teach astronomy as per request to laypeople, even though most of my students were kindergarten and elementary schools students.

Event Organising

I'm organising and managing astronomy events such as Star Party, Astronomy Trip and Expedition, Seminars, Sidewalk Astronomy and various astronomy projects.

Affiliations

Awards Received

Silver Communicator Award 

2018

Mathematics & Natural Science ITB Alumnae Award for Social Contribution

2105

Silver Communicator Award 

2015

Resume

Education

2004 - 2007
Astronomy Department, Institut Teknologi Bandung

Master of Science in Astrophysics

Thesis : Planetary System Modeling : Study Case Solar System and 47 Ursae Majoris

Planetary system modeling using planetary system generator, which is built based on a simple accretion model (Dole 1970) and considering the present structure of the solar system.

Data on newly discovered extrasolar planets are also taken into account. It is then applied to generate 47 Ursae Majoris system to analyze its evolution. The planetary system generator in this project is a modification to ACRETE simulation by implementing perturbation and tidal effect of the system.

1997 - 2003
Astronomy Department, Institut Teknologi Bandung

Bachelor of Science in Astronomy

Research: Extrasolar Planet : 47 Ursae Majoris System, Perturbation Effect & its Evolution

The project aims to analyze 47 Ursae Majoris system stabilization using Weak Friction-Perturbation Model (WFPM). This is a numerical model based on the perturbation and the tidal effect.  We analyze the orbital element changes and compare it with the Sun-Jupiter-Saturn system to analyze the system evolution compared to the Solar System.

Experience

2007 - Current
langitselatan

Co-Founder

Astronomy online media in Indonesia. Planning and daily management. Content provider as a writer. Web developer and System administrator.

w. langitselatan | fb. langitselatan  tw. @langitselatan | Ig. @langitselatanmedia | yt. @langitselatanmedia

11.2018 - present
Planetary Science Institute

Project Director of 365 Days of Astronomy

Directing and manage 365 Days Of Astronomy, a project by Cosmoquest.

w.  365 Days Of Astronomy | fb. 365DaysOfAstronomy | tw.  @365DaysOfAstro| yt.  Cosmoquest | ig.  @CosmoQuest

09.2017 - 10.2018
Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Project Director of 365 Days of Astronomy

Directing and manage 365 Days Of Astronomy, a project by Cosmoquest.

11.2011 - 09.2017
Astrosphere New Media Association

Project Manager of 365 Days of Astronomy

Manage daily podcast at 365 days Of Astronomy

2010 - 2015
Majalah Astronomi

Associate Editor

Organizing content, handle submitted manuscript, layout designer, publishing and distribution.

2005 - 2006
Centaurus Magazine

Co-founder & Author

Started an astronomy magazine with colleagues. Writing astronomy content, develop website with Mambo and maintain the website.

Skills

Content Development

90%

Project Management

90%

Written & Visual Communication

90%

Event Organizer

90%

Social Media Startegy

85%

Story Telling

80%

Graphics Design & Lay Out

75%

Web Development

75%

Web Management

75%

Knowledge

  • Astronomy
  • Social Media
  • Digital Design
  • Communication
  • Social Networking
  • Podcast
  • Basic Astrophotography

Organisation

2003 - present
Member

Himpunan Astronomi Indonesia

w. https://hai-ias.org  | ig.  @hai.ias

2012 - 2015
Assoc. Member

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

2016 - 2018
Assoc. Member

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

2020 - 2021
Assoc. Member

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

2021 - present
Assoc. Member

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Conference & Workshop

(as speaker/presenter and trainer at workshop, unless stated otherwise) 

Organising Committee & Public Service

  • EO Rooftop Star Party at Mitra Hotel, Bandung. July 2007. 
  • LOC Southern Sky Astronomical Gathering.  Sumedang. August 2007
  • EO Annular Solar Eclipse 2009 Trip and Education Session in Lampung. January 2009.
  • National Contact for Astronomer Without Border. 2010-2020.
  • EO of Transit of Venus 2012 trip and Education session in Ambon, Maluku. June 2012.
  • SOC Special Session 14: Communicating Astronomy with the Public for Scientist, IAU General Assembly.  Beijing. China. August 2012
  • SOC SEAYAC 2012. Palawan. Philippines.  November 2012.
  • SOC GHOU 2013. Volos. Greece. August 2013.
  • SOC SEAYAC 2013. Bandung. Indonesia. November 2013
  • Chair of LOC SEAYAC 2013. Bandung. Indonesia. November 2013
  • SOC SEAYAC 2014. Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia. October 2014
  • LOC Festival Anak Bertanya 2015 (Curious Children Festival). Bandung. 16 June 2015.
  • SOC SEAYAC 2015. Krabi. Thailand. December 2015
  • EO of Total Solar Eclipse 2016 Trip, Education Session and Observation Session in Maba, North Maluku. March 2016. 
  • LOC Festival Anak Bertanya 2016 (Curious Children Festival). Bandung. 29 May 2016.
  • EO Chasing the Shadows Photo Exhibitions 2016. Bandung. June 2016.
  • EO UNAWE Space Scoop Contest in Indonesia. June – September 2016.
  • EO Popular Astronomy Essay Contest in Indonesia. September 2016 – January 2017.
  • EO langitselatan Popular Science Writing Workshop. Bandung. 8 April 2017.
  • LOC Festival Anak Bertanya 2017 (Curious Children Festival). Bandung. 20 May 2017.
  • EO langitselatan Science Essay Workshop. Bandung. 25 November 2017.
  • EO Super Blood Blue Moon observation, Bandung, 31Januay 2018
  • LOC Festival Anak Bertanya 2018 (Curious Children Festival). Bandung. 12 May 2018.
  • EO Mini Blood Moon observation, Bandung, 28 July 2018
  • Indonesia Coordinator of IAU 100. 2019.
  • EO Astro Wicara, Bandung, 4 May 2019
  • LOC Festival Anak Bertanya 2019 (Curious Children Festival). Bandung. 28 July 2019.
  • EO Astro Wicara, Bandung, 28 September 2019
  • LOC Name Exoworlds Indonesia contest. 2019.
  • EO Annular Solar Eclipse 2019 Trip & Observation. Singkawang. December 2019
  • Virtual Organising Committee Communicating Astronomy with the Public Virtual Conference. 24-28 May 2021
  • Organising Committee GHOU 2021 Conference. Virtual platform. 23-27 August 2021.
  • SOC Seminar Panorama Antariksa. Virtual platform. 30 October 2021.
  • National Outreach Coordinator Indonesia for IAU Office for Public Outreach. 

Portfolio

Astro Wicara

Astro Wicara

Video
Astronomy Articles

Astronomy Articles

Article
365 Days Of Astronomy Podcast

365 Days Of Astronomy Podcast

Audio
Paper Publications

Paper Publications

Paper
Science Communication

Science Communication

Article
Short Stories

Short Stories

Article
Books

Books

Book
CNN: Wisata Antariksa, Terpampang Nyata

CNN: Wisata Antariksa, Terpampang Nyata

Video
SEO for a purposeful ‘Communicate Astronomy with the Public’ site

SEO for a purposeful ‘Communicate Astronomy with the Public’ site

Talks, Video
Building a Purposefully Compassionate Astronomy Community

Building a Purposefully Compassionate Astronomy Community

Talks, Video
Buka Buku: Buku “Pale Blue Dot” Carl Sagan

Buka Buku: Buku “Pale Blue Dot” Carl Sagan

Video
Jejak Teladan: Tiga Astronom Bicara Langit

Jejak Teladan: Tiga Astronom Bicara Langit

Talks, Video
Interview: Salma Syilla Mbaye

Interview: Salma Syilla Mbaye

Video
NOC Indonesia Short Message

NOC Indonesia Short Message

Video
Misi LAPAN Mencari Keberadaan Planet Baru

Misi LAPAN Mencari Keberadaan Planet Baru

Video
Peluang Indonesia dalam Penjelajahan Mars

Peluang Indonesia dalam Penjelajahan Mars

Video
Bincang Santai Astronomi – Mitologi Astronomi di Asia Pasifik

Bincang Santai Astronomi – Mitologi Astronomi di Asia Pasifik

Video
Programa Astropapo

Programa Astropapo

Talks, Video
Anak Bertanya: Jumpa Ahlinya

Anak Bertanya: Jumpa Ahlinya

Talks, Video
Cosmoquest Hangoutathon: ASE 2019

Cosmoquest Hangoutathon: ASE 2019

Talks, Video
Medok Sains

Medok Sains

Talks, Video
Science Underground

Science Underground

Talks, Video
Kuliah Sore Sains

Kuliah Sore Sains

Talks, Video
Apa yang Terjadi Jika Bumi Tidak Berotasi?

Apa yang Terjadi Jika Bumi Tidak Berotasi?

Audio, Video
Apa yang Terjadi Bila Tidak Ada Gravitasi?

Apa yang Terjadi Bila Tidak Ada Gravitasi?

Audio, Video
Audio Book: Apakah UFO Itu Ada?

Audio Book: Apakah UFO Itu Ada?

Audio, Video
Learning Space: TSE 2016

Learning Space: TSE 2016

Talks, Video
Video by Medidu

Video by Medidu

Video
3650 Podcasts Later

3650 Podcasts Later

Talks, Video

Contact

Bandung

@ivie97

me@avivah.space avivah@langitselatan.com

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