Hands-on Astronomy: Teacher Conferences

Monday, 13 April, 2015 to Thursday, 16 April, 2015

Astronomy is one of the most inspirational fields, and can be used to teach students of all ages about a wide range of aspects of science, from the chemistry of comets to the origins of the Universe.

The Hands-on Astronomy conferences will train teachers, technicians and other educators on the use of these interactive tools in the classroom, complete with curriculum links and resources for teachers and students. They are primarily aimed at secondary school teachers, and teachers will take away:

  • Membership of a Europe-wide community of science teachers
  • Innovative and interactive resources for a range of student ages
  • Examples of cutting-edge science that can be used in the classroom
  • In-depth training on using the resources with a range of ages
  • Training for using online delivery and assessment tools
  • Use of robotic telescopes from all over the world in your classroom

The conference is split into two 2-day sub-conferences, each with a follow-up in July. Teachers are only expected to attend one sub-conference. Check out all details about the programme, the venue and every useful information here.