Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia e Inovação em Educação

Innovating in Education for a Better Future


Certified teacher training courses addressing cutting-edge methodologies and tools.



Active participation in relevant international institutions and projects in the field of education and development.


Outreach and non-formal education activities, because scientific literacy is essential for understanding our role in the future of our planet.


Participation in projects for development, because education is the key to personal, social, and economic development.

NUCLIO coordinates several international initiatives

Visit the websites

Galileo Teacher Training Program
Global Hands-on Universe
Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development


CliC-PoLiT Summer School 2023

Dates: 4-8 September 2023
Venue: Alqueva Lake Observatory, Monsaraz, Portugal

Develop hands-on activities, discuss concepts on climate change, urban sustainability and light pollution monitoring and mitigation, at the heart of the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve.

Apply for ESIA Training Courses 2023

Registration is open for the 2023 Training Courses of the European School Innovation Academy’s (ESIA), a partner of NUCLIO.
Find out more and register!

D.O.M.E Summer School 2023

Dates: 9-14 July 2023
Local: Marathon, Greece

The course will introduce teachers to the creation of DIY cardboard planetaria, their pedagogical relevance, and will provide a toolkit to support the authoring of planetarium shows for their students.

Learning from the Extremes: A Rural Schools Innovation Roadmap 

Dates: 2-7 July 2023
Venue: Marathon, Greece
Organised in the framework of teacher training activities of ESIA.

This course will present how rural schools can become hubs of learning and innovation in their communities.

NUCLIO signs a protocol with the Portuguese National Council of Education within the framework of the DICA project

It was with great honour that NUCLIO signed a collaboration protocol with the Portuguese CNE, within the scope of the DICA project (Disseminate, Innovate, Collaborate, Learn).

inSTEAM: an example of good practices of Erasmus+ projects

The inSTEAM project has been selected as an example of good practices of Erasmus+ projects by the Spanish webpage SEPIE, the portal of the Spanish Service for the internationalization of Education!


Check out our training offers



Stay up to date with our latest news


Latest News from Portal do Astrónomo

NASA Missions Study What May Be a 1-In-10,000-Year Gamma-ray Burst

On October 9, 2022, a pulse of intense radiation swept through the solar system. GRB 221009A was likely the brightest gamma-ray burst to occur since human civilization began.

Read More

Webb spots swirling, gritty clouds on remote planet

Webb helped scientists to identify water, methane and carbon monoxide in silicate cloud features in a distant planet’s atmosphere, and even find evidence of carbon dioxide. This is the largest number of molecules ever identified all at once on a planet outside our Solar System.

Read More

Blast from the Past!

The traces of the first-ever supernova recorded in history, that burst more than 1800 years ago, in the new Space Scoop!

Read More

Astronomers find missing link for water in the Solar System

Gaseous water has been detected in the planet-forming disk surrounding the star V883 and the chemical signature explains the journey of water from star-forming gas clouds to planets.

Read More

A Bird? A Plane? A Tadpole?

A tadpole-shaped gas cloud has been discovered! Find out more in the new Space Scoop.

Read More