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Due to the pandemic the General Assembly has been postponed since early 2020. It is considered by the Executive Council that this should not continue.

Since opportunity to meet in person in a Live General Assembly does not seem to exist in the closest time frame even with vaccination in progress all around Europe, it has been decided that on June 26th, 2021 at 16h00 CET the EAAE – European Association for Astronomy Education will have a virtual General Assembly to appreciate the reports presented by the Executive Council and to elect a new Executive Council for the next three years.

Since the General Assembly will be gathering using Zoom people should make an early registration using the following form for the EAAE GA registration.

Confirmation of the registration will be made during the following days and invitations for the Zoom meeting will be sent to all registered members the day before the GA.

All members are invited to present a candidate list for the Executive Council that will run the EAAE during the next three years. The list must include candidates for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Editor/Webmaster. Though not compulsory, the list can also include vocals.

The form to create a candidate list can be found at the following link to download the template.

Candidate lists must be submitted signed by a proponent in PDF until June 10th, 2021 on the following form.

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.

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More information HERE (at ESO website).

As summoned on the 31st of March 2016,  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 of the General Assembly will be the following:

  1. Approbation of the Minutes of the General Assembly held in Enontekio, Finland, on the 31th December 2013.
  2. Report of the President for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  3. Report of the Treasurer for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  4. Report of the Secretary for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  5. Report of the Editor/Webmaster for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  6. Report on Summer and Winter Schools for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  7. Election of the Executive Council for the period 2016 to 2019.
  8. Approbation of the National Representatives for the period 2016 to 2019.
  9. Approbation of Working Groups for the period 2016 to 2019.
  10. Changes of the Statutes and Bye-Laws.
  11. Ellection of Honorary Members.

Proxy voting for the ellection of the Executive Council is now open and will be possible until July 15th at 18h00 CET (17h00 GMT). To vote go to EAAE's webpage (http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/) and make your login. There is link on the left menu (EAAE Main Menu) to the proxy vote where you can decide to vote on the list or just submit a blank vote. Proxy vote information that a vote has been submitted is sent to the Secretary of the EAAE Cristina Palici di Suni though information about what kind of vote isn't available since all voting information is anonimous. The votes will be counted at the General Assembly 2016. All EAAE members  that can not be present at the General Assembly are requested to take the proxy vote.

Documents for the General Assembly:

  1. Candidate list for the Executive Council
  2. Statutes change proposal
  3. Bye-Laws change proposal
  4. Proposal of Honorary Members

Odysseus II is a competition open to students from the Primary Education up to University Education (http://www.odysseus-contest.eu).

For University students the final prize is a trip to Kourou Space Center in French Guiana associated with a 3 to 6 months internship at ESA. During the national and regional stages of the contest they also can win iPads and telescopes, among many other awards.

For Secondary Education as well as telescopes and iPads and also a trip to Kourou Space Center in French Guiana, accompanied by their teachers. They can also win iPads and telescopes, among many other awards.

For primary school students (7-13 years) will be spatial models kits and iPads with e-books and applications of spatial issues.

Competitors can present and defend their work in any of the 24 official EU languages ​​at all stages of the contest.

 

Odysseus 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, space architecture 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.

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.

 

The deadline for entries for the 2nd Editon of the Odysseuss II contest is March 31, 2017.

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.

The Odysseus II is organized by a consortium of 14 space agencies and companies linked to the space and supported by 5 entities associated with the Astronomy and Space Exploration and has funding of the European Union by the program Horizon 2020.

A EAAE promove entre 11 e 15 de julho de 2016 a XXI Escola de Verão para professores, que irá decorrer em Loulé, Portugal, uma ação de formação destinada aos Professores do 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico, do 2.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e do 3.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico (GR 230) e do Ensino Secundário (GR 420, 500, 510 e 520).

 

O  cartaz e folhetos de divulgação desta ação podem ser encontrados nos links abaixo

Cartaz: http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/WG3-SS/Documents/Poster-Web.pdf

Informação sobre a ação: www.eaae-astronomy.org/WG3-SS/Documents/Disseminacao-Portugues.pdf

Cronograma: http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/WG3-SS/Documents/Loule-Timetable-19-04-2016.pdf

 

As inscrições encontram-se abertas no link abaixo

http://goo.gl/forms/Hq3ttl1Du6

 

Esta ação de formação é promovida pela Associação Europeia para o Ensino da Astronomia (EAAE) em colaboração com o Working Group 3- NASE da União Astronómica Internacional (IAU). A organização local está a cargo da Escola Secundária de Loulé, com a colaboração da Câmara Municipal de Loulé e do CFAE do Litoral à Serra. Tem o apoio da Direção-Geral de Educação, do Ciência Viva, do Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve e do Millennium BCP.

Acreditado pelo Conselho Científico-Pedagógico para a Formação Contínua em 31 horas, com o registo de acreditação n.º CCPFC/ACC-86465/16, o Curso de Formação tratará de capacitar o público-alvo para a utilização de recursos de forma eficaz nos currículos contendo tópicos de astronomia, através da aquisição/ consolidação de conhecimentos de Astronomia/Astrofísica constantes nos programas dos ensinos básico e secundário. São também objetivos desta ação de formação:

• Explorar um conjunto de atividades experimentais e ferramentas informáticas que permitam aos professores abordar os conteúdos programáticos contemplados nos vários anos de escolaridade e disciplinas abrangidas;

• Contribuir para que os professores aprendam técnicas e conheçam materiais didáticos que lhes permitam, cada vez mais e melhor, inspirar os seus alunos a optarem por carreiras de ciência e trazê-los para um novo nível de proficiência ao nível da cultura científica;

• Dar a conhecer aos formandos a importância histórica de Portugal no desenvolvimento da astronomia e dos instrumentos astronómicos em geral e do Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa, quer naquela que foi a causa da sua génese, quer na sua contribuição, a par dos Observatórios de Coimbra e do Porto, para o papel relevante na astronomia mundial que Portugal representa no presente;

• Dar a conhecer materiais didáticos de astronomia de baixo custo e elevada utilidade e aplicabilidade em sala de aula que podem ser facilmente construídos ou adquiridos pelos formandos em lojas em Portugal.

Odysseus II is a competition open to students from the Primary Education up to University Education (http://www.odysseus-contest.eu).

For University students the final prize is a trip to Kourou Space Center in French Guiana associated with a 3 to 6 months internship at ESA. During the national and regional stages of the contest they also can win iPads and telescopes, among many other awards.

For Secondary Education as well as telescopes and iPads and also a trip to Kourou Space Center in French Guiana, accompanied by their teachers. They can also win iPads and telescopes, among many other awards.

For primary school students (7-13 years) will be spatial models kits and iPads with e-books and applications of spatial issues.

Competitors can present and defend their work in any of the 24 official EU languages ​​at all stages of the contest.

 

Odysseus 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, space architecture 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.

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.

 

The deadline for entries for the 2nd Editon of the Odysseuss II contest is March 31, 2017.

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.

The Odysseus II is organized by a consortium of 14 space agencies and companies linked to the space and supported by 5 entities associated with the Astronomy and Space Exploration and has funding of the European Union by the program Horizon 2020.

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:

  1. Approbation of the Minutes of the General Assembly held in Enontekio, Finland, on the 31th December 2013.
  2. Report of the President for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  3. Report of the Honorary Treasurer for the 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  4. Report of the Secretary for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive. Report of the Editor/Webmaster for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  5. Report on Summer and Winter Schools for the period 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  6. Election of Executive Council Members for the period 2016 to 2018.
  7. Approbation of the National Representatives for the period 2016 to 2018.
  8. 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.

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to the secretary Cristina Palici di Suni (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).