(GTTP): 2020 Training Events – Update (COVID-19)

Due to the ongoing situation and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic some events scheduled for 2020 will be held online. Others were postponed or canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please see below:     Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2020 – online course – July […]

(GTTP): ESA – GTTP 2020 – A Journey to Space Exploration Missions

Dates: October 18th to 23rd 2020 | Venue: Madrid, Spain (ESAC)

The European Space Agency and the Galileo Teacher Training Program join hands again to bring cutting edge training opportunities to all interested teachers. But this time we will have the opportunity to visit the headquarters of ESA in Madrid (Spain).

The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), ESA’s window to the Universe, will open their doors to 25 teachers coming from all over Europe. Make sure you reserve your slot in this adventure. Meet the scientists, visit the facilities and learn about the discoveries taking place there.


Date: 15th to 22nd of August, 2020 | Venue: Sidney, Australia

Are you a scientist or an educator? In 2020 we are partnering with the local organizers of COSPAR in Australia to organize a teacher/scientist training event during COSPAR 2020. The event will take place at the International Convention Centre in Sidney.

We are planning a 3 day training event open to educators and scientists attending COSPAR 2020. This year’s program will include very interesting topics: Space Exploration and Inclusion, Nobel Prize Physics in the Classroom, Art and Science in a Global Science Opera, Reflections for an Innovative School and much more. For scientists there will be a special session dedicated to Space Research Communication with Schools – How to bring your research to the hands of students.

(GTTP): Hands-on Innovation and Inclusion with Astronomy@My BackPack

Dates: July 26th – August 1st 2020 | Venue: Cascais, Portugal

We decided to bring back our course Astronomy@myBackPack with a new flavour. We are mixing science and arts with innovative and inclusive methods for learning. The course will introduce the participants to a series of interesting hands-on tools and resources to bring astronomy and space exploration to the classroom.

The course will include activities performed with daily materials (Solar System distances, phases and seasons in celestial bodies, constellations and more). It will also include a series of interesting digital tools to spice up the delivery of curriculum content such as: planetarium software, graphic design tools, image processing software and more.

(GTTP): Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2020

Dates: July 19th to July 24th | Venue: Tenerife, Spain (Optional extension to July 25th | La Palma)

Once again NUCLIO and IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canárias) join hands to promote another unforgettable Education Adventure in the Canary Islands. This year’s main theme will be Exoplanets. Do you think you can involve your students in real research experiences? Could you or one of your students discover a new planet around another star? Well, the answer is yes and it is not as hard as you think. By introducing innovative learning methodologies, you will be able to deliver curriculum content while bringing research and space exploration much closer to their reality.