Schools

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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