EWASS 2013 - Turku, Finland, 8-12 July 2013

Image credits:"Crab Nebula" and "Monitor Room" - Nordic Optical Telescope School of Science; "Stargazer" - Pauli Piepponen; "Optics demonstration" - http://astroed.edublogs.org/; "Starmap" - www.ursa.fi, "GTTP Logo" - Galileo Teacher Training Program

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Astronomy education and public outreach

Special session Sp1 at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science — July 8th 2013, Turku, Finland

PI: Mikko Hanski (mikko.hanski at turku.fi)
The session will continue the tradition since JENAM 2003. It will focus on the educational activities being undertaken in Europe, in support of the broadening of understanding of astronomy and science with the public, and stimulating interest in science, mathematics and engineering subjects with young people.

The schedule on Monday, 8th of July:

11:45 - 11:50Welcome
Amateur astronomy - Scientific Impact and Public Outreach
11:50 - 12:10Irina Vavilova Astronomy education and amateur astronomy in Ukraine
12:10 - 12:30Areg Mickaelian Astronomy education and public outreach in Armenia
12:30 - 12:50Arto OksanenAmateur astronomy by Jyväskylän Sirius
12:50 - 13:10Aki Taavitsainen Fireballs and dance of the sprites at the border of space
13:15 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 14:50Tuomo Salmi Amateur astronomy by Taurus Hill Observatory
Educational activities and School Programs
14:50 - 15:10Roger Ferlet EU-HOU project - Connecting classrooms to the Milky Way
15:10 - 15:30Mikko Korhonen NOT Science School
15:30 - 15:50Martin George The Role of Planetariums in Astronomy Education
15:50 - 16:10Magda Stavinschi Transdisciplinarity and Astronomy education
16:10 - 16:30Coffee
Introduction to modern tools for science education
16:30 - 16:50Joni Tammi Practical astronomy for accountants, photographers and satellite engineers -
experiences with a highly-multidisciplinary astronomy course in the Aalto University
16:50 - 17:10Tomas Franc Animations for Better Understanding of Tides
17:10 - 17:30Elina Lindfors Current and Future Gamma-ray experiments and Astronomy Education
17:30 - 17:50Rosa Doran Bringing the Future to the Hands of Students
17:50 - 18:00End of session


Rudolf Galis On the road with telescope
Ladislav Hric Excursion to the Universe in frame of Slovak Astronomical Society

Galileo Teacher Training Program

The GTTP participants will meet at the EWASS reception desk in Logomo before the meeting starts on Monday.

The training week program.