The European Association for Astronomy Education is the first all-European network for teachers interested in Astronomy. The EAAE has a set of working groups which works in various fields. The spirit of WG3 Working Group on training teachers of EAAE is to offer teachers access to specific research, to new educational materials and methods and the possibility to exchange experiences.

You can find here some reports about the EAAE Summer Schools.

Cluj, Romania, 5-8 September 2016.

Official language: Romanian.

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Loulé, Algarve, Portugal, 11th July to 15th July 2016.

The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) in collaborating with the NASE Working Group of IAU organized the 21st EAAE Summer School for Teachers under the theme "Astronomy at our Schools".

London, England, 20th July to 24th July 2015.

The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) in collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society organized the 20th EAAE Summer School for Teachers under the theme — Universe in the Classroom. The Summer School took place from Monday 20th July 2015 to Friday 24th July, Burlington House, that is the home of the Royal Astronomical Society.

December 28th-30th 2013 in Enontekiö (Finland).

The 19th EAAE-IAU astronomical school for teachers was held in Enontekiö during December 28th-30th. Instead of a Summer School it was a Winter School. More than 25 European teachers participated in the school. The greatest interest was displayed towards the “Sun and Auroras Borealis in teaching Astronomy” in a cooperative course for EAAE and NASE - IAU.

Enontekio, Finland, between June 4th and June 7th 2012.

The Summer School is for school teachers interested in astronomy. The Summer School is not aimed at experts. The preliminary theme of this Summer School is "Transit of Venus 2012". General Lectures and Workshops will be presented by EAAE members. The objective of WS is to offer teachers very practical and didactic presentations presented by EAAE and IAU members. Observation sessions can be held during the Summer School in order to observe the Transit of Venus. The goal is to introduce the participants to astronomical observations.

Niepolomice, Poland, between July 2nd and July 6th 2012.

Niepolomice is a small nice town 15 km from Cracow - the main tourist target in Poland. The main aim of the meeting was 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.

Heidelberg, Germany, November 18rd - 20th, 2010.

The Summer School was for school teachers interested in astronomy, in particular in infrared astronomy and spectroscopy. The theme of this Summer School was spectroscopy for the school.

Varna, Bulgaria, September 1st - 5th, 2010.

The 14th EAAE-IAU astronomical school for teachers was held in Varna during September 1st-5th. More than 40 bulgarian teachers participated in the school. The greatest interest was displayed towards the lecture "Training to teach astronomy": a cooperative opportunity for EAAE and IAU , and towards Prof. Rosa Ros's workshop New experiments on gravitational lenses.

Comenius course ES-2009-217-001

Madrid, Spain November 26th - December 1st 2009.

Satellite of IAU (international Astronomical Union) - IMU (International Mathematical Union) Symposium

Granada, Spain July 4th-9th 2008.

Garching, Germany, 19th to 23rd July 2007.

The 11th EAAE-ESO Astronomy Summer School took place in the ESO headquarters in Garching (Germany) from 19th to 23rd July 2007. Fifty participants from 17 countries attended a group of activities related to "Strategies for Effective Teaching of Astronomy".

Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain, 3-8 July 2006.

The 10th EAAE International Summer School took place in Santa Cruz de la Palma (La Palma Island), Canaries Is., Spain from 3rd to 8th July 2006. Hundred participants from 24 countries attended a group of activities related to "Astronomy in Canarian Islands: Practical Activities for Schools".

Skara, Sweden, 8th to 13th August 2005.

The 9th EAAE International Summer School took place in Skara, Sweden, from 8th to 13th August 2005.

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 19 -24 July 2004.

The 8th EAAE International Summer School took place in De Glind and Utrecht from 19th to 24th July 2004.

Hall in Tirol, Austria, 25-30 August 2003.

The 7th EAAE International Summer School took place in Hall in Tirol from 23rd to 30th August 2003. Fifty participants from 15 European countries attended a group of activities related to "Astronomy in the Mountains".

Enontekiö, Finland, 8 -13 July 2002.

The 6th EAAE International Summer School took place in Enontekiö this July 2002 from 7th to 14th.

Bad Honnef, Germany, 2-7 July, 2001.

Once again the WG3 of EAAE has organised the EAAE International Summer School. From 2nd to 7th July 2001, fifty participants from 13 European countries attended a group of activities related to "Astronomy at the dawn of the third Millennium".

Tavira, Portugal, July 3-8, 2000.

The fourth summer school was held from 3rd to 8th of July 2000 in Tavira on the Atlantic coast of Portugal. The organisation of this event was carried out by the WG3-EAAE with the cooperation of ASTRO (the Portuguese Association for Astronomy Teatching). The weather conditions were hot, and the rythm of work at the Summer School was intense, but the swimming pool and the beach provided relief when necessary.

Briey, France, August 9-14, 1999.

The 3rd Summer School was organised by the Working Group on Training Teachers (WG3) from 9th to 14th of August 1999 in Briey with the cooperation of CLEA. As a consequence of the solar eclipse on August 11th the summer school was organised focussing on this topic.

Fregene, Italy, July 20-25, 1998.

The 2nd EAAE International Summer School had a similar structure to the first one. The number of General Lectures was reduced to give priority to active and practical Working Groups and Workshops. As a consequence of Fregene being near Rome, a new kind of activity was introduced: Astronomical visits to various places in Rome were organised.

La Seu d'Urgell, Spain, 7-12 July, 1997.

In July 1997 the 1st EAAE Summer School was organized by the Working group 3 in order to train school teachers interested in astronomy or topics related to this science. A group of 40 teachers from eight European countries exchanged experiences, shared their knowledge, developed skills and teaching methods all in a friendly atmosphere. La Seu d'Urgell, a Spanish Pyrenean resort, was chosen as the site of these activities. Over a week, general lectures, working groups, workshops, poster displays and observations took place.