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Astronomy Adventures in Canary Islands

Monday, 25 July, 2016 to Friday, 29 July, 2016
Canary Islands, Spain

The training consists conferences and hands-on workshops on subjects related to Astronomy, with particular emphasis on Inquiry-led teaching activities and scientific projects that can be pursued in schools. The programme also includes a full day at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, in which the participants visit the robotic Liverpool Telescope, the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), the ING telescopes William Herschel and Isaac Newton, and the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC). Astronomers will explain how the telescopes work, the technology and instruments used on them, as well as the science and educational projects that are carried out with them.

The main objective of this school, organised in the framework of the European projects Inspiring Science Education and Galileo Teacher Training Program, is to introduce teachers to the use of technology and different e-Learning resources, to help them bring science education to students in a more attractive way. The international flavor of the event also aims to offer teachers the opportunity to make links with colleagues and schools in other countries.