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The 16th EAAE SUMMER SCHOOL will take place in Niepolomice (Poland) between July 2nd and July 6th 2012. The organisation  offers free accomodation in bungalows belonging to Youth Astronomical Observatory (MOA) in Niepolomice. It is a small nice town 15 km from Cracow - the main tourist target in Poland.

The main aim of the meeting is to create possibility to exchange ideas and experiences concernig astronomy education at all school levels. We will have free access to small telescopes and planetarium in MOA. Workshop on astrophotography is also planned.

An official confirmation will be given to all participants.

Some lectures and workshops will be on English. During the activities on Polish you will be free to see very interesting places in Cracow and nearby (for example the university building Copernicus studied in).

The bungalows are not specially comfortable (although with shower and small kitchen) but there are good hotels in Niepolomice and you are free to book a room at your own expense.

If you would like to join this summer school just send an email to

 obserwatorium(małpa)wp.pl specifying:

  1. your name and country
  2. your workplace
  3. date of your planned arrival and departure
  4. preferred accomodation (free bungalows or hotel on your own espence)
  5. your proposals and expectations concernig the meeting.

Learn more about this Summer School at http://lo2.nazwa.pl/obserwatorium/summer_school2012.html

The following types of activities are normally scheduled on the EAAE SUMMER SCHOOLS:

General Lectures (GL) are normally presented by ESO/ESA/IAU astronomers.

General Working groups(GWG) focus on general discussions related to teaching astronomy in Europe.

Workshops (WS) will be held in small groups (20 participants). The objective of WS is to offer teachers very practical and didactic presentations.

Observation sessions (OS) can be held during the course depending on the weather. The goal is to introduce the participants to astronomical observations. The course offered participants special visit to the Max-Planck-Institute of astronomy and the building of the House of astronomy - Heidelberg.

Poster session (PS) will be organised, to which participants are invited to contribute by presenting posters of particular astronomical activities. The posters will be presented during the course in English.

Evaluation Session (ES) of different activities will take place at the end of the course. There will be a chance to make comments on the course contents in a general discussion.

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Some images of the EAAE/IAU Summer School 2009, Madrid.

To learn more about Teachers Summer Schools and learn about the didactic materials that have been produced in the previous courses browse the EAAE SS Menu on the right of the page.