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Exploring the Universe, a course on Astronomy for Secondary School teachers has started

Jul. 10, 2017

A total of 60 teachers are attending the course, organized in Tenerife by the IAC, INTEF and the UIMP

This morning at the headquarters of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a course on astronomy Exploring the Universe began. It is organized by the National Institute of Educational Technology and Teacher Training (INTEF), the UIMP, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). From today until next Friday, July 14th, the participating teachers will have the chance to bring up to date their knowledge of subjects related to astrophysics and its associated technology, so that they can incorporate this into secondary education curricula.

Just as in the previous edition, the course will consist of two lectures per day, given by experts in each of the areas of astrophysics in which the IAc is involved (the Sun, the Solar System and Exoplanets, Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology) and a panel discussion, as well as visits to the IAC Headquarters, to the Museum of Science and the Cosmos, of Museums of Tenerife, to the Teide Observatory and, as an option, to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. There will also be workshops on astrophotography and on daytime and night-time observation of the sky with professional and amateur telescopes.

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