EAAE Working Group 1 promotes Schools' Cooperative Projects.

Catch a Star

The idea of the Catch a Star program is to encourage students to work together, to learn about astronomy and research information on an astronomical object.


As Eratosthenes 2200 years ago, we will measure the Earth's circunference at summer's solstice (H.N, i.e. 21 June). All schools can participate.

Find a Sundial

Since Man became aware about the periodic character of the day, the attempts to measure time have been systematic.


Students will have to observe the Moon, to be familiar with certain lunar objects, and observe short term lunar events.

Space art

The idea of the Space Art program is to encourage young students to imagine about the Universe, to learn about astronomy and discover things for themselves.

Sunrise Project

The project intends to be a school collaborative project about the Sun's apparent movement and about photography using a pinhole camera.

Former Projects

Here some of our previous projects:

Astronomy On-Line - The archive from the EAAE/ESO/EU programme which became the world's biggest astronomy event on the World Wide Web in 1996. This programme is still activated sometimes when major celestial phenomena occur.

Sea & Space - The ESA/ESO/EAAE programme in connection with the 1998 European Week for Scientific and Technological Culture.

Mercury Transit - On May 3rd, 2003 Mercury passed in front of the Sun. This rare event was promoted by the EAAE and ESO.

Venus Transit 2004 - On June 8, 2004 Venus passed in front of the Sun. This very rare event was visible from most of Europe, Africa and Asia. It generated a lot of attention from the media and the public all over the world. This event was promoted by the ESO and the EAAE.

Physics on Stage was an EIROforum programme for European science teachers in which EAAE and EPS are secondary partners. This project has continued with Science on Stage. All these projects were cooperation projects with ESA, CERN and ESO.

Life in the Universe - The CERN/ESA/ESO/EU project for the Science and Technology Week 2001 in which EAAE was a partner and responsible for the website.