The work done at CoAstro has received some accolades. Thus, it has been:
- Science Breakthrough of the Year – Science Engagement 2021 – Finalist
- Science on Stage, in “Collaboration in STEM Education” category – National Finalist
- Nominated for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) PhD Prize
- Mentioned in SciComm PhD Theses.
In addition to the PhD thesis written, as a result of the implementation of CoAstro (which can be consulted HERE), so far, the research underlying the project has led to the publication of results revealed HERE.
In addition to these publications, the CoAstro´s design has been validated by:
- Scientific committee of the Encontro Nacional de Ciência Cidadã 2021 – HERE.
- Scientific committee of the Science & You 2021 – HERE.
- Scientific committee of the ESERA 2021 – HERE.
- Scientific committee of the SciComPt 2021 Congress – HERE.
- Scientific committee of the CAP 2020 – HERE.
- Scientific committee of END 2020 – HERE.
- Scientific committee of INTED 2020 – HERE.
- Scientific committee of the SciComPt 2020 Congress, – HERE.
- Scientific committee of ENEC 2019 – HERE.
- Scientific Committee of the 30th National Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics – HERE.
- EU-Citizen.Science – HERE.
- SciStarter – HERE.
- Falling Walls World Engagement map – Falling Walls Portal – HERE
- mCiências Portal – multimedia in science teaching – HERE.
The way of structuring, implementing and evaluating CoAstro was also presented and discussed:
- In the MW-Gaia WG5 workshop Breaking Barriers: Inspiring the Next Generation.
- In the IA Summer Internships – Institute for Astrophysics and Space Science.
- In the Workshop MW-Gaia: Bringing the Milky Way to schools.
- In the “Space Talks online series – Ecsite Space Group“, organized by the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (Ecsite).
- In one of the classes of the Curricular Unit of Elements of Science Dissemination, of the Master in Teaching and Science Dissemination, of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto.
- In classes of the Science Communication Training Course for Non-Specialized Audiences, at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto.
- With the Visualization Studies Research Studio (VSRS) at the University of Washington. In fact, CoAstro was one of the projects analyzed, in the investigation conducted by VSRS, on “Digital Data Management in Citizen Science”.
- At IA-ON7 – the annual meeting of the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences.
On the other hand, over time, CoAstro has been in the news – HERE.