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London, England, 20th July to 24th July 2015.
The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) is collaborating with the Royal Astronomical Society to organize the 20th EAAE Summer School for Teachers under the theme — Universe in the Classroom. The Summer School will take place from Monday 20th July 2015 to Friday 24th July, Burlington House, that is the home of the Royal Astronomical Society. Burlington House is located in the center of London near the Ritz Hotel, Fortnum & Masons and Eros in Piccadilly and shares the courtyard with the Royal Academy of Arts and their gallery.
The Summer School will explore several themes in astronomy didactic appropriate for teaching since very early ages until college.
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. Since 2015 is the International of Light and Light-based Technologies there will also be a specific workshop concerning the major physical phenomena and properties of light and their application in astronomy.
Astronomical observations are also programmed (if the weather conditions allow them). Astronomical lectures will be presented by lecturers from Universities and research centers. The registration fee is 100 euros before the 1st of June 2015.
Between the 1st of June and the 1st of July registration fee will be 150 euros.
After this date registration fee will be 200 euros.
The fee covers all astronomical activities and materials. The meals, transport and accommodation are on the participant’s responsibility and not included in the fee. The Summer School can have a maximum 60 participants.
This Summer School is done in Association with IAU and NASE.
Note for Erasmus+ applicants
To apply for Erasmus+, participants should apply on the Key Action 1 (KA1) — Learning mobility of individuals, and present the European Association for Astronomy Education - EAAE as the course provider with the PIC 942480713. If required EAAE will provide a provisional registration to applicants.
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|Workshop 3||Greenwich Day
|Workshop 6||Workshop 9|
|10:45/12:15||Workshop 1||Workshop 4||Greenwich||Workshop 7||Workshop 10|
|13:30/14:30||Lecture 1||Lecture 2||Greenwich|| LEcture 3
|14:45/16:15||Workshop 2||Workshop 5||Greenwich||Workshop 8|| Assessment and
|17:00||Walking Tour 1||Walking Tour 2|
- The Next 20 years in Astronomy, Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal.
- European Space Astronomy, Martin Barstow, President, RAS.
- Odysseus, Alexandre da Costa, President, EAAE.
Topics of Workshops
- International year of light, Alexandre da Costa.
- Chemical Travel trough planetary atmospheres. Episode I, Josep Coromines.
- Chemical travel trough planetary atmospheres. Episode II, Josep Coromines.
- Parallel Earth, Rosa M. Ros.
- Sun and stars in our sky – a demonstrator, Sakari Ekko.
- Solar demonstrators, Rosa M. Ros.
- Brightness of variable and binary stars, Ederlinda Viñuales Gavín.
- What causes the seasons on Earth? Seasons on other planets in the Solar System, Ederlinda Viñuales Gavín.
- Astronomical imaging in the classroom, Alexandre da Costa.
- Astrophysics The Basics, Alan Pickwick.