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Loulé, Algarve, Portugal, 11th July to 15th July 2016.
The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) is collaborating with the NASE Working Group of IAU to organize the 21st EAAE Summer School for Teachers under the theme "Astronomy at our Schools",
The Summer School will take place from Monday 11th July 2016 to Friday 15th July 2016, in Loulé, Algarve, Portugal, and has local support for the organization by Câmara Municipal de Loulé, Ciência Viva, the Portuguese Ministery of Education and Escola Secundária de Loulé.
Topics since Earth, Moon and Sun relations, atmospheres of the planets, basic concepts of astrophysics, brightness of variable and binary stars, and how do work astronomical imaging in the classroom are the topics of some of the workshops of the Summer School.
Highlights include an expedition to the Almendres Cromelech, near Évora, and to Lisbon Astronomical Observatory.
Astronomical observations are also programmed (if the weather conditions allow them). Astronomical lectures will be presented by lecturers from Universities and research centers. (read the whole program here)
The registration fee is 125 euros before the May 15th, 2015.
Between the May 15th and July 1st, 2016 registration fee will be 150 euros.
After this date registration fee will be 200 euros.
The fee covers all astronomical activities and materials, including a proceeding book. It also includes the 4 lunches, the Summer School Dinner and the expedition to Évora and Lisbon.
The organization is also preparing extra programs for Sunday 10th (before the Summer School) and Saturday 16th (after the Summer School) for people that have early arrivals or late departures. These activities are not included on the fee. Due to the workshops (maximum 30 participants per workshop) Summer School can have a maximum of 60 participants because this means that each workshop is repeated twice. This Summer School is done in Association with IAU and NASE.
ERASMUS+ participants will receive Europass Mobility Certificate.
Registration should be made using the form at the following link
After making your registration the participation fee must transferred to the bank account with the following data
Bank Account Name: EAAE
Bank Name: Kreissparkasse Munchen Starnberg
Account Number: 10815850
Swift / BIC BYLADEM1KMS
- Fee before the 15th of May - 125 euros.
- Fee from 15th of May to the 1st of July registration- 150 euros.
- Fee after the 1st of July - 200 euros.
See the full programme here.
The closest major airport to Loulé, Portugal is Faro Airport (FAO / LPFR). This airport is in Faro, Portugal and is 27 km from the center of Loulé, Portugal. If you're looking for international or domestic flights to FAO, check the airlines that fly to FAO.
You can find accomodation at local hotels/hostels at the following prices for the venue:
Hotel Loulé Jardim*** (includes breakfast)
- Single room - 54.00€/night
- Double room - 72.00€/night
- Triple room - 94.50€/night
HotelStar* (includes breakfast)
- Single room - 43.00€/night
- Double room - 55.00€/night
Guesthouse Dom Fernando (includes breakfast)
- Single room - 40.00€/night
- Double room - 52.50€/night
- Triple room - 62.50€/night
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Call for Papers: Poster and Short Presentation Sessions
In parallel with the Summer School, Working Group 3 of the EAAE invite interested participants to submit proposals for the poster sessions and short presentation sessions to be held in Loulé, Algarve, Portugal, between 11 and 15 July 2016, under the theme "Astronomy at our Schools". These papers will be part of the Proceedings book of to be given to all participants at the beginning of the Summer School.
There is an increasing awareness about the innovative practices of teachers in their schools and EAAE Summer Schools are a place to share these practices. Pair sharing of innovative practices seeks to increase collaboration, promote informal learning, and boost productivity within and across research groups. For collaboration, it offers people the chance to interact with many partners with diverse perspectives and expertise, and to get to know them better through discussion of the pros and cons of each other’s experiences. From simple demonstrations to projects developed with students, all activities are welcomed to be shared.
Short Communications should be short articles (in English) of up to 2 pages.
Poster submissions should be abstracts (in English) of up to 1 page.
The papers (and finished presentation) will be original, previously unpublished work. Please submit abstracts or articles as an attachment in MS Word using the template that can be found bellow to:
Rosa Maria Ros, Chair of Working Group 3, EAAE Summer Schools
Alexandre Costa, President of the Executive Council
The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract, including title and full author details (name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address) is May 15th, 2016.
Direct link to the paper template for Short Presentations (max. 2 pages): www.eaae-astronomy.org/WG3-SS/Documents/0-Short Communication MODEL.doc
Direct link to the paper template for posters (max. 1 page for the Abstract) : www.eaae-astronomy.org/WG3-SS/Documents/0-Poster-MODEL.doc
All EAAE members are invited to participate on the General Assembly of the EAAE that will be held in Loulé,Algarve, on July 15th, 2016 at 17h30 (GMT).
The agenda will be the following:
- Approbation of the Minutes of the General Assembly held in Enontekio, Finland, on the 31th December 2013.
- Report of the President for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
- Report of the Honorary Treasurer for the 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
- Report of the Secretary for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive. Report of the Editor/Webmaster for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
- Report on Summer and Winter Schools for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
- Election of Executive Council Members for the period 2016 to 2018.
- Approbation of the National Representatives for the period 2016 to 2018.
- Approbation of Working Groups for the period 2016 to 2018.
All EAAE members can propose other topics to be added to the agenda until May 15th, 2016.