Granada, Spain July 4th-9th 2008.


The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) is an intergovernmental European organisation for astronomical research. It has thirteen member countries. ESO operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany. The aim of ESO Educational Office is to provide support in astronomy and astrophysics education, especially at the high-school level. This includes teaching materials, courses for teachers and specific educational projects.

The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) is the first all-European network for teachers interested in Astronomy. The EAAE-Working Group Summer School (EAAE-WGSS) has organised each year a Summer School since 1997.

Both institutions, ESO and EAAE, organised the 2nd ESO-EAAE Summer School in order to offer teachers access to specific research, to new educational materials and methods and the chance to exchange experiences. This Summer School was open to all secondary school teachers working in European countries.

IAA Calar Alto, Almeria, Spain.IAA Calar Alto, Almeria, Spain.


1. About Parallax and... Constellations (Francis Berthomieu, Cristina Palici di Suni).
2. Comets: Very Special Visitors (Rosa M. Ros, Sakari Ekko, Veselka Radeva).
3. Latitude Gnomon and Quadrant for the Whole Year (Sakari Ekko).
4. Making Your Own Sky Disk (Werner Warland).
5. Path of the North Pole (Irma Hannula).
6. Second, Metre and Speed of Light. Historical and Experimental Approach (Francis Berthomieu).
7. Studies On The Shadow Of An Obelisk Used As Horizontal Sundial (Werner Warland).
8. Telescope In The Pocket (Irma Hannula, Cristina Palici di Suni).
9. Where Are You? Locating By The Sun (Sakari Ekko).

Rosa M. Ros.


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