Date: July 2022
Venue: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

This course is organised in the framework of teacher training activities of the European School Innovation Academy.

NUCLIO and IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) join hands to promote another unforgettable Education Adventure in the Canary Islands. Do you think you can involve your students in real research experiences?  Could you or one of your students discover a new planet around another star? Well, the answer is yes and it is not as hard as you think. By introducing innovative learning methodologies, you will be able to deliver curriculum content while bringing research and space exploration much closer to their reality.

During five days, you will be able to discover the secrets of the stars and their planets, understand how they are detected and how their properties are studied, learn how to program observations with professional robotic telescopes, as well as practice with visualization and analysis programs of astronomical images specially developed for educational use and with real data obtained with the LCO network telescopes and ESA’s scientific space-missions.

The course is composed of lectures, astronomical software workshops, and visits to Teide Observatory (Tenerife) and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma).

This course is organized by the IAC and NUCLIO (the coordinators of the Galileo Teacher Training Program) and is carried out in collaboration with the Faulkes Telescope Education Team, the National Schools’ Observatory and CESAR (ESA’s education efforts at ESAC in Madrid) in partnership with the European School Innovation Academy (ESIA).

Credits: Iván Jiménez (IAC)

Who can apply?

The course is open to teachers of all grade levels and subject domains willing to dive into a real STEAM experience (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths). We believe that learning improves when students are embedded in interdisciplinary experiences and in environments that seamlessly integrate horizontal  (across subject domains) and vertical (across different grade levels) articulation.

Credits: Nayra Rodríguez (IAC).


Practical Information

The working language will be English. Information about the venue, accommodation, transportation etc. will become available in April 2022.

Fees & Funding

The course fee for Erasmus+ applicants is 70€/day. The summer school fee covers:

– All materials needed for the course

– Tuition fee for lectures, seminars and workshops


Registration will open on April 2022.


IAC (in the framework of the PETeR project)
Faulkes Telescope
NSO – National Schools’ Observatory
Cesar Educational Program from ESA at ESAC


Ana Costa (e-mail)


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