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
    365 Days Of Astronomy.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)

2015 - 2018
Assoc. Member

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

2020 - present
Assoc. Member

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Conference & Workshop

Portfolio

Astro Wicara

Astro Wicara

Video
Interview: Salma Syilla Mbaye

Interview: Salma Syilla Mbaye

Video
NOC Indonesia Short Message

NOC Indonesia Short Message

Video
Paper Publications

Paper Publications

Paper
365 Days Of Astronomy Podcast

365 Days Of Astronomy Podcast

Audio
Astronomy Articles

Astronomy Articles

Article
Books

Books

Book
Science Communication

Science Communication

Article
Short Stories

Short Stories

Article
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

Contact

Bandung

@ivie97

me@avivah.space

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