Schools

Upcoming Event: ISE workshop 11 March 2013

Posted on 28 February 2014 by Chris North

As part of our Inspiring Science Education series of workshops, Dr Chris North will introduce Star in a Box, Chromoscope, the Multiwavelength Universe, Stellarium, and using astronomy in the classroom. Date: Tuesday 11th March 2014 Time: 2:00-5:00pm Location: Ashby School, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1DT
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Inspiring Science Education is LIVE!

Posted on 27 February 2014 by Chris North

We’re delighted to announce that the Inspiring Science website is now officially live! The website contains information about the project and the full list of partners, as well information about how to participate. If you’re a teacher and interested in the resources, please visit the site.
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STELLAR Science Teachers

Posted on 17 February 2014 by Chris North

I was delighted to be asked back to Leicestershire (where I grew up) last week to give a keynote talk at the launch of a Science Learning Partnership in the region. These partnerships are part of the national network of Science Learning Centres, and bring together science teachers from across the educational system (from primary
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Inspiring Science Teachers in Aberystwyth

Posted on 5 February 2014 by Chris North

At the end of January I visited Aberystwyth University to help give the PGCE secondary science trainee teachers there a flavour of the resources available for teaching astronomy. This is the second year the PGCE Physics tutor, David Grace, has invited me to talk to his group, and it’s been very rewarding both times.
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Astronomy for a better world

Posted on 31 January 2014 by Edward Gomez

Early this week I visited the IAU‘s office of astronomy for development (OAD) in Cape Town, South Africa. In early 2011 I was very flattered to be asked to chair a task force, along with Pedro Russo from Universe Awareness, for children and schools. There are 2 other task forces, along with ours, which tackle
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STARs to inspire new generation of Welsh scientists

Posted on 3 December 2013 by Haley Gomez

Dr Haley Gomez, Cardiff Astrophysicist and Dr Edward Gomez from LCOGT are recipients of an award from the National Science Academy which is a Welsh Government Scheme designed to support STEM education in Wales. In recent years the numbers of students, notably women, taking up physical science subjects has been in decline. Outreach activities to
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