- Category: Global
- Published on Friday, 28 May 2010 02:00
- Written by EuHou Ireland
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Despite the Icelandic volcano eruption, 29 teachers from 13 European countries, including two from Ireland, attended the session held at the Institute of Physics in Torun. HOU Staff consisting of 9 trainers were assisted by 12 persons from the Local Organising Committee.
The days consisted of a number of hands-on workshops and talks aimed at showing the educators freely available astronomical resources which can be used in their classrooms back home to help stimulate their pupil’s interest and enthusiasm in science.
Lectures included the use of robotic telescopes in the classroom, both optical and radio, how to discover extrasolar planets, the dark matter, radioastronomy at school, open Clusters and the H-R Diagram, scale of quantities in the Universe. A talk allowed the teachers to learn how to use the multilingual SalsaJ software to analyse astronomical data.