AEACI 2023 – Group photo at Teide Observatory. Credit: IAC

The ninth edition of the “Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands” took place from July 17th to 22nd 2023, under the theme “Other Worlds“.

The school was held in hybrid format, both face-to-face (at IACTEC, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands) and online, allowing the participation of teachers from all over the world in the most convenient way.

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and NUCLIO (coordinator of the Galileo Teacher Training Program), in collaboration with several educational projects, have offered international teachers the latest discoveries and advances in research on extrasolar planets, the Solar System and the applications of astrophysical technology to other fields, such as the observation of the Earth from space, providing the tools and knowledge that will allow teachers to carry out research projects with their students. The school consisted of lectures and practical workshops, as well as teaching visits to the IACTEC installations, the Teide Observatory, plus an optional visit to Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma).

IACTEC – Credit: IAC
Credit: IAC
Visit to Teide Observatory. Credit: IAC
Group photo at IACTEC. Credit: IAC

The programme was organized by the IAC (in the framework of the PETeR project) and NUCLIO, in collaboration with the Faulkes Telescope Project, The Schools’ Observatory and the CESAR initiative (ESA-INTA-ISDEFE), in partnership with the European School Innovation Academy (ESIA).

School attendance was certified by the IAC and NUCLIO, within the framework of the Galileo Teachers Training Programme (GTTP). The training was approved by the Department of Education (CEUCD) of the Government of the Canary Islands for non-university Spanish teachers.