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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Hands on Universe - Astronomy Courses for Science Teachers


European Hands on Universe (EU-HOU) is an organisation helping to bring "front-line interactive astronomy to the classroom". They provide a range of tools, software, exercises and advice to teachers hoping to incorporate astronomy into their science lessons. EU-HOU also organise training courses for teachers from around Europe to help them bring astronomy to life in their lessons. EU-HOU have just announced their new new training sessions for late 2011 and early 2012, with courses taking place in Portugal, France and Germany. There are two types of course: a five day introductory session looking at a range of astronomy tools (including remote telescopes, software etc) and a two day session specifically focusing on radio-astronomy. There are no specific course costs and attendees can apply for a Comenius grant to cover the travel and accommodation costs of the trip. For more information visit the EU-HOU website. Application form available here. Having attended a similar course in Amsterdam (run by the Galileo Teacher Training Programme, GTTP), I can recommend these courses highly. The dates and venues for the training sessions are as follows:

Five Day Introductory Courses:

  • 17-21 October 2011 - Cascais, Portugal
  • 14-18 November 2011 - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 12-16 March 2012 - Observatorio Astronomico de Coimbra,
  • 2-6 April 2012 - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 21-25 May 2012 - Observatorio Astronomico de Coimbra, Portugal
  • 4-8 June 2012 - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Two Day Radio-Astronomy Courses:

  • 6-7 February - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Dates not announced yet - Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn, Germany

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