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.
- AddressBandung - Jawa Barat
- Personal Websites:Avivah.Space SimplyVie
- Website:langitselatan.com365DaysOfAstronomy.orgGerhana.Info KamusAstro.com
What I Do
Silver Communicator Award2018
Mathematics & Natural Science ITB Alumnae Award for Social Contribution2105
Silver Communicator Award2015
2004 - 2007Astronomy 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 - 2003Astronomy 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.
2007 - Currentlangitselatan
11.2018 - presentPlanetary Science Institute
09.2017 - 10.2018Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Project Director of 365 Days of Astronomy
Directing and manage 365 Days Of Astronomy, a project by Cosmoquest.
11.2011 - 09.2017Astrosphere New Media Association
Project Manager of 365 Days of Astronomy
Manage daily podcast at 365 days Of Astronomy
2010 - 2015Majalah Astronomi
Organizing content, handle submitted manuscript, layout designer, publishing and distribution.
2005 - 2006Centaurus Magazine
Co-founder & Author
Started an astronomy magazine with colleagues. Writing astronomy content, develop website with Mambo and maintain the website.
Written & Visual Communication
Social Media Startegy
Graphics Design & Lay Out
- Social Media
- Digital Design
- Social Networking
- Basic Astrophotography
2003 - presentMember
Himpunan Astronomi Indonesia
w. https://hai-ias.org | ig. @hai.ias
2012 - 2015Assoc. Member
2016 - 2018Assoc. Member
2020 - 2021Assoc. Member
Conference & Workshop
(as speaker/presenter and trainer at workshop, unless stated otherwise)
- 9th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, July 2005, Bali, Indonesia
- The International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ICMNS), Bandung,Indonesia
- Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2007 Conference, October 2007, Athens, Greece.
- 3rd UNAWE Multi-Disciplinary Workshop, February 2008, Leiden, the Netherlands
- 11th Global Hands On Universe Meeting 2008. July 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.
- 10th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, August 2008, Kunming, China
- International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ICMNS) 2008, Bandung, Indonesia
- Conference of the Indonesia Astronomy & Astrophysics, October 2009, Bandung, Indonesia
- Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2010 Conference, March 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.
- 11th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, July 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- 14th Global Hands-on Universe Meeting, July 2011, USA (skype presentation from Thailand)
- Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2011 Conference, October 2011, Beijing, China.
- Seminar Himpunan Astronomi Indonesia, October 2011, Bandung, Indonesia
- EU Universe Awareness Workshop 2012, March 2012, Leiden, the Netherlands
- 15th Global Hands-On Universe Conference, July 2012, Ifrane, Morocco (skype presentation from Indonesia)
- The 28th IAU General Assembly, August 2012, Beijing, China
- The 4th South East Asia Astronomy Network Meeting, Oktober 2012, Bandung, Indonesia
- SEAYAC 2012, November 2012, Puerto Princessa, The Philippines
- 16th Global Hands-On Universe Conference, July-August 2013, Volos, Greece (Google Hangout from Indonesia)
- Seminar Himpunan Astronomi Indonesia, October 2013, Lembang, Indonesia
- EU Universe Awareness Workshop 2013, 7-11 October 2013, Heidelberg, Germany
- Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2013 Conference, October 2013, Warsaw, Poland.
- SEAYAC 2013, November 2013, Bandung, Indonesia
- 12th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, 18-22 August 2014, Daejeon, South Korea
- Konferensi Nasional Jurnalis Sains Indonesia 2015, 29-30 August 2015, Bogor, Indonesia (Participant)
- SEAAN 2015, 30 November – 1 December 2015, Krabi, Thailand
- SEAYAC 2015, 3 – 4 December 2015, Krabi, Thailand
- International Symposium on Sun, Earth, and Life (ISSEL), 3 – 4 June 2016, Bandung, Indonesia
- Workshop Menulis Sains Populer LS, 8 April 2017, Kytos Hotel, Bandung
- Galileo Teacher Training Project, 2 July 2017, Taipei Astronomical Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
- 13th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, 3 – 7 July 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
- Communicate Your Research Workshop at 13th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, 6 July 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
- IAU OAO EPO Workshop at 13th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting, 7 July 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
- Qureta: Workshop tentang Sains dan Pemikiran Kritis, 22 – 24 September 2017, Hotel Horison, Bandung
- Workshop Menulis Esai Sains, 25 November 2017, Kytos Hotel, Bandung
- Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Conference, 24 – 28 March 2018, Fukuoka, Japan.
- Sarasehan 50th Planetarium Jakarta: Dulu, Kini, dan Nanti, 27 April 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Global Hands-on Universe Conference, 22 – 28 August 2020, Online platform, Worldwide.
- Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2021 Virtual Conference, 24 – 28 May 2021, Hopin Platform, Worldwide.
- Global Hands-on Universe Conference, 23 – 27 August 2021, Online platform, Worldwide.
- Seminar Pendidikan: 70 Tahun Pendidikan Tinggi Astronomi Indonesia, 29 October 2021, Online platform, Indonesia
- Seminar Panorama Antariksa, 30 October 2021, Online platform, Indonesia (Moderator)
- Workshop Astronomi untuk Anak Indonesia: Cara Menjadi Astronom Komunikator, 14 November 2021, Online Platform, Indonesia
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.