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Title of the Experience
Astronomical observatory
Name of the teacher
Enrique Cebolla Vives
Country where it took place
School typology
Lower Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Extracurricular activity
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Students are generally motivated and more receptive to knowledge when activities are interactive and break the monotony of classes.
An extracurricular activity that I found very motivating and the students enjoyed and learned a lot was the visit to "The Aula del Cel".
"The Aula del Cel" is an educational project of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia on teaching and didactics of Astronomy. "The Aula del Cel" is the place of encounter with astronomy, a space dedicated to the education and outreach, which stimulate students' curiosity and interest for astronomy. The activities link the educational value, on issues that are difficult to develop in schools, with the fun of looking at the starry sky.
There are different programs tailored to each grade. The visit took place with pupils aged 13.〈=es

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Date: 2014.11.25

Posted by Ewelina Gizińska (Poland)

It is problem to learn astronomy during the classes at school. Studying it requires the observation of the sky at night, which is difficult in the school facilities. My solution is to conduct classes in which students learn to use the rotating sky map and learn how to work with the computer program "Stellarium" (virtual planetarium). It assists their recognition of stars, planets, constellations and allows for observation of the sky. Maybe visit to the observatory would be more exciting but for classes at school it is sufficient.


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