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Nov 16

Alice promotes space science and Odysseus Contest in Italian schools

Alice Antonelli, who won the first place in the Explorers Category of the 2016 Odysseus Contest, in parallel with her studies on Aerospace Engineering at the University of Pisa is actively mobilizing young pupils’ and students’ interest on space science. Alice who is European Youth Space Ambassador for 2016-2017 has been already invited by schools in Tuscany and in Rome to share her experiences from the contest and to talk to students about space science challenges.

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Jul 16

Clandestine Black Hole May Represent New Population

Source: Chandra Space Telescope

VLA J2130+12.
Image credits:X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Alberta/B.Tetarenko et al;
Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/AUI/NRAO/Curtin Univ./J. Miller-Jones.

Astronomers have identified the true nature of an unusual source in the Milky Way galaxy. As described in our latest press release, this discovery implies that there could be a much larger number of black holes in the Galaxy that have previously been unaccounted for.

The result was made by combining data from many different telescopes that detect various forms of light, each providing key pieces of information. These telescopes included NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, NSF's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), Green Bank Telescope, Arecibo Observatory, and the European Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network. (learn more)

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Jun 16

Last day for Space Art

Space Art Contest 2016 is still open and teachers can present their students works june 15th 2016 which means today is the last day for submissions.

Space Art is a project that aims to stimulate very young students (6 to 12 years old) to discover the universe and its beauty. Art is a perfect way to achieve this.

Students should make an image (picture, drawing or painting) and submit it at Space Art's website.

The goal of the European Astronomy Contest Space Art is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students from European secondary schools, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills, and to help the spread of information technologies in the educational process.

The idea of the Space Art program is to encourage very young students to imagine about the Universe, to learn about astronomy and discover things for themselves by researching information on an astronomical object.

They just have to look for it in the sky, books or the internet and then draw it or make a picture of it using photography or combined techniques.

Space Art is organised jointly by the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE). Its aim is to encourage creativity and independent work amongst young students, and to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and creativity. (learn more)

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May 16

Don´t forget about Space Art

Space Art Contest 2016 is  open and teachers can present their students works until june 15th 2016, so you only have two more weeks to submit your students' works.

Space Art is a project that aims to stimulate very young students (6 to 12 years old) to discover the universe and its beauty. Art is a perfect way to achieve this.

Students should make an image (picture, drawing or painting) and submit it at Space Art's website.

The goal of the European Astronomy Contest Space Art  is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students from European secondary schools, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills, and to help the spread of information technologies in the educational process.

The idea of the Space Art program is to encourage very young students to imagine about the Universe, to learn about astronomy and discover things for themselves by researching information on an astronomical object.

They just have to look for it in the sky, books or the internet and then draw it or make a picture of it using photography or combined techniques.

Space Art is organised jointly by the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE). Its aim is to encourage creativity and independent work amongst young students, and to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and creativity. (learn more)

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May 16

EAAE and UNAWE launch Space Art 2016 Contest

Space Art Contest 2016 is now open and teachers can present their students works until june 15th 2016.

Space Art is a project whose aim is to stimulate students to discover the universe and its beauty. Art is a perfect way to achieve this.

Students should make an image (picture, drawing or painting) and submit it at Space Art's website.

The goal of the European Astronomy Contest Space Art  is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students from European secondary schools, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills, and to help the spread of information technologies in the educational process.

The idea of the Space Art program is to encourage very young students to imagine about the Universe, to learn about astronomy and discover things for themselves by researching information on an astronomical object.

They just have to look for it in the sky, books or the internet and then draw it or make a picture of it using photography or combined techniques.

Space Art is organised jointly by theEuropean Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE). Its aim is to encourage creativity and independent work amongst young students, and to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and creativity. (learn more)

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Feb 16

21st EAAE Summer School in Algarve, Portugal

EAAE Summer Schools for Teachers

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 organization by Câmara Municipal de Loulé,  and  Escola Secundária de Loulé  and has the support of Ciência Viva and the Portuguese Ministery of Education.

The Summer School will explore several topics in astronomy didactics appropriate for teaching since very early ages until college.

Topics since  Solar Physics, Solar System and basic concepts of astrophysics, up to galactic astronomy, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology 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 that include lectures from the biggest experts about the subject at each place. During the visit, some sightseeing to the most interesting places is also considered, both at Évora and at Lisbon.

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. The price also includes the 4 lunches at school and the expedition to Évora and Lisbon.

People interested in presenting posters or short communications should contact Rosa Maria Ros.

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 include on the price.

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 as presented in the timetable.

This Summer School is done in Association with IAU and NASE.

Registration

Registration should be made using the form at the following link

http://goo.gl/forms/Hq3ttl1Du6

After making your registration the participation fee must transferred to the bank account with the following data

Holder EAAE
Bank Kreissparkasse München Starnberg BLZ 702 501 50
Account Number 10815850
IBAN DE21 7025 0150 0010 8158 50
Swift / BIC BYLADEM1KMS

Your registration will only be complete when your fee is payed.

Important:

  • 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.

Read the full program here.

Accomodation

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

Scientific Organizations

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Organization Partners and Sponsors

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Feb 16

First Detection of Super-Earth Atmosphere

Source: ESA/Hubble Science Release heic1603

For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is revealed to have a dry atmosphere without any indications of water vapour. The results, to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, indicate that the atmosphere consists mainly of hydrogen and helium. (learn more)

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Feb 16

21st EAAE Summer School in Algarve, Portugal

EAAE Summer Schools for Teachers

Loulé, Algarve, Portugal, 11th July to 15th July 2016.

The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) is collaborating with Escola Secundária de Loulé, Câmara Municipal de Loulé and Ciência Viva 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.

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.

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 hole 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. The price also includes the 4 lunches at school and the expedition to Évora and Lisbon.

People interested in presenting posters or short communications should contact Rosa Maria Ros.

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 include on the price.

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.

Registration

Registration should be made using the form at the following link

http://goo.gl/forms/Hq3ttl1Du6

After making your registration the participation fee must transferred to the bank account with the following data

Holder EAAE
Bank Kreissparkasse München Starnberg BLZ 702 501 50
Account Number 10815850
IBAN DE21 7025 0150 0010 8158 50
Swift / BIC BYLADEM1KMS

Your registration will only be complete when your fee is payed.

Important:

  • 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.

Read the full program here.

Accomodation

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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Feb 16

Catch a Star 2016 Contest Now Open

School students around the world are invited to take part in the 2016 Catch a Star astronomy writing contest.

To participate, students should submit a written report on an astronomical topic of their choice — for example, an astronomical object, phenomenon, observation, scientific problem or theory. Reports must be written in English and be no more than 5000 words in length. They may be undertaken by groups of up to three students, plus a group leader who is not a student.

Each submission must be emailed as a PDF file to astro.edu@gmail.com. The deadline for all entries is 30 November 2016.

The five winners will each receive a mounted image of a fascinating astronomical object, courtesy of ESO. In addition, each winner will also have the chance to carry out remote observations at the National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen", Bulgaria, or to hold a video conference with a professional astronomer.

Catch a Star is organised jointly by the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and ESO. Its aim is to encourage creativity and independent work amongst students, and to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills.

Find out more about the competition on the Catch a Star website.

 

Links

 

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Sep 15

Blast off! The Launch of Odysseus II

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Science education contest gets underway – youth throughout Europe invited to compete for prizes, internships and travel opportunities

 

Brussels, Belgium – XX August 2015Odysseus II, a fun-based educational contest focusing on space science, is up and running. As of September 1st, young people all over Europe can register to take part in an exciting competition that combines scientific learning with hands-on experience. Aimed at learners between the ages of 7 and 22, the contest is designed to engage talented young people with a spirit of discovery and an interest in science.

 

Odysseus II challenges European youth to push the boundaries of their knowledge by discovering answers to fundamental questions on topics ranging from satellites and space probes to astrobiology and interplanetary travel. The ultimate aim to of the contest is to inspire young Europeans to get involved in space science.

 

Organized in multiple rounds, the competition will be conducted in two cycles covering the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Teachers are encouraged to participate by coaching teams and will be offered access to professional mentoring upon request. Entries can be submitted in any of the EU’s 24 official languages.

 

Three academic levels are targeted, with separate competitions for:

 

  • Skywalkers (primary school pupils)
  • Pioneers (secondary school students)
  • Explorers (university undergraduates)

 

Participants will first compete at national level on the merits of their submissions addressing one of the contest’s broadly defined topics. Experienced judges will evaluate submissions on the basis of scientific knowledge, practical implementation and creativity. Winners will be selected at national, regional and international levels. Prizes include iPads, telescopes, travel opportunities, paid internships at the European Space Agency and trips to the Guiana Space Centre in South America.

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The deadline for entries from students at secondary schools and universities is January 15, 2016. Entries from primary school pupils are expected by March 31, 2016.

 

Complete information – including detailed instructions on how to register and submit an entry online – is available at www.odysseus-contest.eu. High-resolution logos and a 30-second promotional video is available for download by the media.

 

Background

 

The contest is being organized by the consortium partners of Odysseus II, a three-year project funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement 640218). Odyseus II is an expanded version of a pilot project that ran from 2011 to 2013. The current consortium consists of 14 partners and 4 supporting organizations from 11 European countries.

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Aug 15

Eratosthenes measurements of September 2015 coming up

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As in 2014, the EAAE has associated to the Physics Department José Juan Gambiagi, of Buenos Aires, IAU, the Asociación Física Argentina and the Projeto Eratostenes Brasil to perform a worldwide Eratostenes Experiment using data from schools all around the world.

To allow the simultaneous participation of schools from northern and southern hemispheres that have different school calendars, the experiment shall be reproduced on the autumn equinox that will occur on September 23rd , 2015.

On a window of dates between September 14th and September 25th, 2015 the schools must measure the shadow of the Sun as it passes the local meridian, as explained on the links on the left side of the webpage.

EAAE has performed this Experiment in the past with students all around Europe in 1997 and in 2010, and this year's event marks the beginning of the annual basis of the project in EAAE's strategy. The Physics Department José Juan Gambiagi, of Buenos Aires, that has been performing this experiment in South America in the last years (learn more at http://df.uba.ar/eratostenes) and will be responsible for the database of all measurements.

To make your registration plese visit http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/eratosthenes/ and use the links on the left side for registration in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Registrations will be available until September 1st 2015.

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Mar 15

20th EAAE Summer School 2015

EAAE Summer Schools for Teachers

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.

Highlights include an expedition to Greenwich and guest lectures by Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal (The next 20 years in Astronomy) and Prof. Martin Barstow, President of the Royal Astronomical Society (European Space 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 (72.5 GBP) euros before the 1st of June 2015.

Between the 1st of June and the 1st of July registration fee will be 150 euros (108.5 GBP).

After this date registration fee will be 200 euros (145 GBP).

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. If participants want a sandwich lunch the price for the 4 days (except Greenwich day) is 27£.

The Summer School can have a maximum 60 participants.

This Summer School is done in Association with IAU and NASE.

Registration

Registration should be made using the form at the following link

http://goo.gl/forms/Hq3ttl1Du6

After making your registration the participation fee must transferred to the bank account with the following data

Holder                  EAAE
Bank                    Kreissparkasse München Starnberg BLZ 702 501 50
Account Number  10815850
IBAN                    DE21 7025 0150 0010 8158 50
Swift / BIC             BYLADEM1KMS

Your registration will only be complete when your fee is payed.

Important:

  • Fee before the 1st of June - 100 euros (72.5 GBP).
  • Fee from 1st of June to the 1st of July registration- 150 euros (108.5 GBP).
  • Fee after the 1st of July - 200 euros (145 GBP).
  •  Sandwich lunch for the 4 days  at the Royal Astronomical Society (except Greenwich day) is 27£.

 

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.

Provisional Timetable

Monday

20 July

Tuesday

21 July

Wednesday

22 July

Thursday

23 July

Friday

24 July

09:00/10:30 Introduction
and Opening S
Workshop 3 Greenwich Day
Introduction
Workshop 6 Workshop 9
10:30/10:45 Tea/coffee Tea/coffee Departure for
Greenwich
Tea/coffee Tea/coffee
10:45/12:15 Workshop 1 Workshop 4 Greenwich Workshop 7 Workshop 10
12:15/13:30 Lunch Lunch Greenwich Lunch Lunch
13:30/14:30 Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Greenwich  LEcture 3
M. Rees
 Short
presentations
14:30/14:45 Tea/coffee Tea/coffee Greenwich Tea/coffee Tea/coffee
14:45/16:15 Workshop 2 Workshop 5 Greenwich Workshop 8  Assessment and
closing S
17:00  Walking Tour 1  Walking Tour 2

 

Lectures

  1. The Next 20 years in Astronomy, Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal.
  2. European Space Astronomy, Martin Barstow, President, RAS.
  3. Odysseus, Alexandre da Costa, President, EAAE.

Topics of Workshops

  1. International year of light, Alexandre da Costa.
  2. Chemical Travel trough planetary atmospheres. Episode I, Josep Coromines.
  3. Chemical travel trough planetary atmospheres. Episode II, Josep Coromines.
  4. Parallel Earth, Rosa M. Ros.
  5. Sun and stars in our sky – a demonstrator, Sakari Ekko.
  6. Solar demonstrators, Rosa M. Ros.
  7. Brightness of variable and binary stars, Ederlinda Viñuales Gavín.
  8. What causes the seasons on Earth? Seasons on other planets in the Solar System, Ederlinda Viñuales Gavín.
  9. Astronomical imaging in the classroom, Alexandre da Costa.
  10. Astrophysics The Basics, Alan Pickwick.

 

 

Address of Venue.

The Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BQ

Google Longitude and latitude:  51.508645, -0.139134

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Oct 14

Catch a Star 2015 contest is now available

The goal of the European Astronomy Contest Catch a Star is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills, and to help the spread of information technologies in the educational process.

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For more information about the contest please visit the official site at http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/catchastar/

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Sep 14

EAAE Eratosthenes Project 2014

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logo_afa EratostenesBrasil

The EAAE has associated to the Physics Department José Juan Gambiagi, of Buenos Aires, IAU, the Asociación Física Argentina and the Projeto Eratostenes Brasil to perform a worldwide Eratostenes Experiment using data from schools all around the world.

To allow the simultaneous participation of schools from northern and southern hemispheres that have different school calendars, the experiment shall be reproduced on the autumn equinox that will occur on September 21st , 2014.

On a window of dates between September 18th and September 24th, 2014 the schools must measure the shadow of the Sun as it passes the local meridian, as explained on the links of the Main Menu on the left side of this page.

EAAE has performed this Experiment in the past with students all around Europe in 1997 and in 2010, and this year's event marks the beginning of the annual basis of the project in EAAE's strategy. The Physics Department José Juan Gambiagi, of Buenos Aires, that has been performing this experiment in South America in the last years (learn more at http://df.uba.ar/eratostenes) and will be responsible for the database of all measurements.

To make your registration plese visit http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/eratosthenes/

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Aug 14

Second ESO Astronomy Camp for Secondary School Students

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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and its Science Outreach Network are collaborating with the science communication event organiser Sterrenlab to arrange the second ESO Astronomy Camp — Measuring the Universe. The camp will take place from 26 December 2014 to 1 January 2015 at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, located in Saint-Barthelemy, Nus, Italy. Several partners, including ESO, are providing bursaries that will be awarded to the winning applicants.

The camp will explore the theme of distances in astronomy through lectures, hands-on activities, and nighttime observations with the telescopes and instruments at the observatory. Social activities, winter sports, and excursions will contribute to making the camp a memorable experience for the participants. ESO will be responsible for the scientific programme for the ESO Astronomy Camp, and will provide lecturers and material together with several other partners.

A registration fee of 500 euros covers full board accommodation at the hostel in Saint Barthelemy, supervision by professional staff, all astronomical and leisure activities, materials, excursions, internal transport, and insurance. Bus transport between the observatory and the airport of Milan Malpensa will be provided. The fee does not include travel costs between the student’s home and Milan Malpensa or Saint Barthelemy.

The camp will accommodate a maximum of 56 secondary school students aged between 16 and 18 (born in the years 1996/7/8) from the ESO Member States and ESO Science Outreach Network countries. A limited number of places will be available to students from other countries, but they will not be eligible to receive the ESO bursaries.

Students wishing to apply should fill out the form on the Camp website before 20 October 2014. Eligible students who wish to apply for a bursary should in addition send a one-page text or a video explaining why they deserve to win. The selection of the candidates will take place on 31 October 2014. Final confirmation from the participants that they will attend will be due by 10 November 2014. The selection criteria and other instructions for participation are given on the Camp website.

EAAE: Cristina Palici di Suni (palici@quadricom.org)

Info: cristina.olivotto@gmail.com

More information HERE (at ESO website).

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Dec 13

EAAE elected Executive Council and Working Group Chairpersons at General Assembly

At the end of the EAAE Winter School held in Enontekio, Finland, the EAAE General Assembly has elected, on December 30th, the members  of the Executive Council

The new Executive Council da EAAE has the following composition:

Alexandre Costa (Portugal) - President
Veselka Radeva (Bulgaria) - Vice-President
Alan Pickwick (UK) - Treasurer
Cristina Pallici di Suni (Italy) - Secretary
Miguel Neta (Portugal) - Editor/Webmaster
Ederlinda Viñuales (Spain) - Member of the board
Irma Hannula (Finland) - Member of the board
Janet Hilton (UK) - Member of the board
Sakari Ekko (Finland) - Member of the board

By proposal of the new EAAE President the former President Rosa Maria Ros was nominated Honorary President, an honour only given to Richard West (former Director of ESO) and Ferdinand Wagner (President of the EAAE between 2002 and 2009) in the past.

The EAAE General Assembly also decided which would be the active Working Groups for the next  three years and selected their Chairpersons from people that have an historical relation in the work with these working groups.
The Working Groups Coordination was established as follows:
Ederlinda Viñuales (Spain) - Chairperson of WG1 - School Projects
Luana Fogli (Italy) - Chairperson of WG2 - Teacher's Network
Rosa Maria Ros (Spain) - Chairperson of WG3 - Teacher Summer Schools

The General Assembly wished the best of luck to all the new members in promoting the education of Astronomy in Europe.

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Dec 13

General Assembly Announcement

According to the EAAE Statute it will be held the General Assembly at Enontekiö, Finland on Monday 30th December at 15:00.

 

Agenda for the General Assembly of the EAAE

Approval of the Minutes of the General Assembly held in Madrid on the 1st December 2009.

1)     Report of the President for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive.

2)     Report of the Treasurer for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive.

3)     Report of the Secretary for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive.

4)     Report of the Web Master for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive.

5)     Report on Summer and Winter Schools for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive.

6)     Election of Officers and General Committee Members.

7)     Open discussion.

8)     Close of the General Assembly.

Each member can contribute to the discussion sending by e-mail the proposals :

to the national representatives or

to the President Rosa M. Ros (ros@ma4.upc.edu ) or

to the secretary Cristina Palici di Suni (palici@quadricom.org )

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Oct 13

EAAE Winter School 2013 registrations are open

EAAE Winter School 2013

Enontekiö, Finland, 28-30 December 2013

The Winter School will be organized by the EAAE-WG3.

This Winter School is open to all teachers who work in primary and secondary schools in European countries. The School will be held next December in Finland (Lapland). The Winter School will take place on 3 days in the last week of this year (28.-30.12. 2013) in Enontekiö in Lapland. Registration fee is 50 Euros.

During the Winter School teachers will attend general lectures, workshops and daily observational sessions. Participants should wrap up warm during these sessions because of the cold weather. Note that though Sun never rises and daylight of dawn is only seen for a very short period at this time of the year in Enontekio(learn more), observation sessions can only be held during the Winter School if weather conditions are good.

Instructors at the Winter School will be members of EAAE-WG3, and they come from different countries in Europe. The theme of this Winter School is Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.

Professor Rosa Maria Ros (ros@ma4.upc.edu) is the Chairperson of EAAE-WG3 and should be contacted for any doubts.

Travel info: The nearest airport to Enontekiö is Kittilä.

There are few flights from Helsinki to Kittilä in one day. The internal Travel Agency will arrange a connection flight from your country to Kittilä via Helsinki.

For accomodation you should consider the hotel Hetan Majatalo as follows:

  • accommodation in Double room costs 61 €/person/day including breakfast,dinner and sauna;
  • accommodation in Single room 82 e/person/day including breakfast,dinner and sauna.

In order to guarantee your accomodation and prices presented your registration should be sent to Rosa Maria Ros (ros@ma4.upc.edu) until October 15th. Registration form can be downloaded here.

Lunch can be served extra
in the following ways

  • in the hotel Hetan Majatalo 12-13;
  • outdoor lunch: you can take a set of sandwiches, coffee/tea/juice and bisquits with you in the morning for the price of 7 €.

Of course it is always possible to lunch in the some other place.

The EAAE-WG3 wish you very welcome to the Winter School in Finland 2013!

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3
Aug 13

Never Ending Night Project

Hole SkyTry to imagine the people of the world: their wishes, dreams, and hopes for success or peace. Everyone. Imagine if we could see them all together, at the same time, looking up on their terraces or roofs, looking out their windows, or looking to the open sky in the fields, on the decks of ships or the tops of mountains. Think of them with their nose pointed up at the stars, each with their own wish ready to be made.

A group of italian artists is trying to make this utopic idea become a reality.

Learn more at http://neverendingnightproject.blogspot.it/.

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28
Jul 13

Winter School announced for FINLAND in 2013

EAAE has the pleasure to announce a Winter School that is going to be held at Enontekio (Finland) between December 28th and December 30th, 2013.

Lapland is  one of the most probable places to see aurora borealis as you have a nearly 24 hour night. It's also an opportunity to see an all around northern hemisphere sky.

    

If you are interested in learning more about how to participate and funding you should contact Rosa Maria Ros (the EAAE Astronomy Schools coordinator) by email (ros@ma4.upc.edu).

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