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JUNE 2015

Call To Action: Cosmic Light

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The Cosmic Light EDU kit invites science educators around the world to organise workshops locally in the framework of IYL2015. Organisers will receive a packet with Cosmic Light goodies, guidance on organising workshops, support with evaluation and availability of panel of experts to speak at the workshop via Skype or Hangout on Air about various topics. The workshops will be tailored training for educators aiming to bring cutting edge topics. Light for education is the vision for this unique opportunity where expertise from diverse areas will be provided virtually through the team, training the participants hands-on and minds-on for their classrooms.

Read more: http://galileoteachers.org/call-to-action-cosmic-light-workshops/

Ask a Space Scientist

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Careers in Space Science is a leading and ever expanding field. In order to help students to pursuit a career in space science, NUCLIO is conducting a survey to find what questions and doubts students have.The outcome will be presented to space scientists to address.

Read more: https://nuclio.typeform.com/to/ZHIWp5

GTTP Community Around the World

Captures of GTTP related events around the world.

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Eratosthenes Experiment: June 2015

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Around 240 BC, Eratosthenes, a Greek mathematician, calculated the Earth’s circumference from Alexandria, Eygpt. Eratosthenes’ experiment was one of the most important experiments in antiquity and his calculation of the earth’s size was accepted for hundreds of years afterwards. It was, in fact, the most accurate estimate until humans were able to go to the Space.

To repeat this historical experiment in the framework of International Year of Light (IYL2015), Cosmic Light project, groups in Alexandria, Egypt and Andinean Region in South America invite students and schools around the world to take measurements between 15 to 17 June 2015.
Read more: http://galileoteachers.org/eratosthenes-experiment-june-2015/

Skylight: A Global Science Opera

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During 2015, hundreds of students from schools in up to 30 countries within the Galileo Teacher Training Program, the Global Hands on Universe (GHOU) and leading cultural institutions will collaborate to create and simultaneously perform a Science Opera inspired by Cosmic Light together with the support of real-time technological collaboration. This will provide a platform for both creative science learning as well as cross-border friendship and cooperation.

Read more: http://galileoteachers.org/skylight-a-global-science-opera/

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