DSR Edu Kit

DSR Edu Kit

The Dark Skies Rangers (DSR) educational kits are getting a face-lift! With the advent of the International Year of Light in 2015 (IYL2015)

Open Discovery Space

Open Discovery Space


Starting this April the Galileo Teacher Training Programme will have the opportunity to take part of this new European Commission funded project. The Open Discovery Space intends to be a multilingual e-learning infrastructure that stimulates and engages teachers, students and parents in a new learning experience.


Discover the Cosmos  – Bringing cutting edge science  to schools across Europe

Discover the Cosmos – Bringing cutting edge science to schools across Europe


Several  Global Hands-on Universe partners (France, Portugal, UK) are taking part on this European proposal that aims to introduce a new learning experience of science topics in school. This project, funded by the European Commission,  will demonstrate ways to involve teachers and students in the use of existent e-infrastructures  and reproduce in students the thrill of a scientific discovery.


Dark Skies Ranger Program

The Dark Sky Awareness (DSA) and the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) are cornerstones of the International Year of Astronomy. The main goal of DSA is to raise the level of public knowledge about adverse impacts of excess artificial lighting on local environments and help more people appreciate the ongoing loss of a dark night sky for much of the world’s population. GTTP’s goal is to create a worldwide network of teachers trained in the effective use and transfer of astronomy education tools and resources into classroom science curricula.

Both programs decided to launch a joint effort: “Dark Skies Ranger Program”, for the new school year joining both cornerstones goals. Students will enhance their awareness of the growing light pollution problem, learn how to assess this problem and at the same time engage in the use of the science research method and techniques to evaluate it.