15th Global Hands-On Universe Conference

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

July 8-11, 2012

Program




Day 1:

Sunday July 8, 2012 (Building 1 - Board Room)

 

09:00 – 10:30

 

Opening Ceremony

09:00

Welcome notes by the hosts, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

09:30

Overview of GHOU and Ways for Us to Grow”,  Carl Pennypacker (video conference)

10:00

Reaching out with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme”  Rosa Doran

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Session 1: Innovative Tools for Astronomy/Science Education

Chair: Hassane Darhmaoui

 

11:00

“A Global view of the Eclipse over the Earth (GEE) in 2009 and 2012 and Venus transit in 2012”,  Toshihiro Handa

11:15

Motivating for Science through Innovative Competition”,  Jamal Mimouni

11:30

“Monitoring of brightness variations of blazars - a collaboration between high schools and professional observatories”,  Dominik Elsaesser

12:00

“Discover the Cosmos with the Classroom of Tomorrow”,  Rosa Doran 

12:15

“The EU-HOU project”, Roger Ferlet

 

12:30 – 12:40

Break

12:40 – 14:00

Session 2: Remote Telescope Networks for Education and Research

Chair: Roger Ferlet

 

12:40

“NASA Kepler Mission and HOU”,  Alan Gould (video conference)

13:00

“Observatories in Algeria : Past and Future”, Nassim Seghouani

13:20

“The Moroccan GHOU robotic telescope, the first in Africa”, Hassane Darhmaoui

 

 

Day 2:

Monday July 9, 2012  (Building 7 - Auditorium)

 

09:00 – 10:30

 

Session 3: Global Astronomy Projects and Campaigns 

Chair: Toshihiro Handa

 

09:00

“International Astronomical Search Collaboration:  Online Educational Outreach Program in Astronomy for High Schools & Colleges”, Patrick Miller

09:20

“Asteroid Search and Follow-up observations in German Schools”, Carolin Liefke

09:40

“Asteroid Search in Portugal/IASC”, Ana Costa

10:00

Discussion

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:20

Session 4: Global Astronomy Projects and Campaigns 

(Continued)

Chair: Jamal Mimouni

 

11:00

“GTTP in Chile”, Sergio Cabezón

11:20

“Oficinas do Cosmos”/ EU- UNAWE », Paula Maria Balsinha Sanches

11:40

”UNAWE –Morocco and Aldebaran Astronomy school clubs project”, Hassane Darhmaoui

12:00

“Global Astronomy Month – An Annual Celebration of the Universe”, Thilina Heenatigala (video conference)

12:10

“Developing astronomy movement and GTTP in Nepal”, Sudeep Neupane (video conference)

12:20 – 12:30

Break

12:30 – 14:00

Session 5: Astronomy and Cultures 

Chair: Sergio Cabezon

 

12:30

“Salon of mathematics culture and games”, Martine Janvier

12:50

“The Venus Transit: activities for astronomy education at the Astronomical Observatory of Guanajuato”, Hector Bravo-Alfaro

13:10

“Dark Skies Awareness - programme  in Portugal”, Ana Rita Guerra

13:30

“Notes on the Nobel Prize in Physics, 2011 and Links to GHOU!”, Carl Pennypacker (video conference)

13:50

“Venus Transit Workshop & Trip to Ambon”, Avivah Yamani (video conference)

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3:

Tuesday July 10, 2012  (Building 7 - Auditorium)

09:00 – 10:30

Session 6: Software and web tools - practical demonstration/workshops 

Chair: Patrick Miller

 

09:00

Workshop: ”Simulator for remote use of telescopes from INOAZ“.  Frank Pino


09:45

Workshop : Universe Quest @Portugal , Carlos Antunes Santos

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:20

Session 7: Software and web tools - practical demonstration/workshops  (continued)

Chair: Rosa Doran

 

11:00 

Workshop: “Moon Over Us and Moon Over Us: Faces and Phases” Bonnie Thurber


11:45

Use and development of new technologies to Popularize Astronomy in Brazil, Marcelo de Oliveira Souza (video conference)

12:00

Telescopes to Tanzania, Chuck Ruehle (video conference)

12:20 – 12:30

Break

12:30 – 14:00

Session 8: GHOU/GTTP around the world, sharing good practices

Chair: Hongfeng Guo

The objective: introducing educational activities/plans related to the GHOU/GTTP and/or share other good practices (tentative schedule: others may join)


12:30

“Possibilities of having Remote Telescope Networks for Education and Research and GHOU opportunities in India”, Chander Bhushan Devgun (video conference)

12:45

GHOU/GTTP in different countries (maximum 7 min per presentation)

 

Jamal Mimouni

Algeria

 

Puehringer Herbert

Austria

 

Sergio Cabezón

Chile

 

Hongfeng Guo

China

 

Roger Ferlet

EU and France

 

Toshihiro Handa

Japan

 

Hector Bravo-Alfaro

Mexico

 

Hassane Darhmaoui

Morocco

 

Rosa Doran

Portugal

 

Carl Pennypacker

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4:

Wednesday  July 11, 2012  (Building 7- Auditorium)

09:00 – 10:30

GHOU/GTTP brain storming session

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

GHOU general assembly and concluding remarks

 

  
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Hassane Darhmaoui,
Jul 20, 2012, 2:04 AM
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Hassane Darhmaoui,
Jul 20, 2012, 2:07 AM