CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  • Creating Erasmus Wall in each partner school with information about partner countries, photos, flags, basic vocabulary, students’ associations with a given country
  • Making presentations about well-known astronomers or scientists or historical figures connected with astronomy
  • Astronomy in Art – making a presentation, drama, song, music video with the topic of the Sun, planets, stars; “Zodiac” – preparing a book of legends and myths connected with constellations
  • Astrophotography –holding an exhibition of photos with sunrises, sunsets and lunar phases in different seasons and at different latitudes; carrying out photography workshops for students ( in Poland): how to take photos at night
  • Organizing a competition for the most interesting photos taken by studenst from all partner schools
  • Organizing a music concert “In Orbit” – students’ performances together with the presentation of Erasmus+ – dissemination of the project results
  • Organizing “Day of Partner Country” – a competition (quiz) in each partner school about the partner countries
  • “News From the Starry Sky” – writing an e-magazine or blog (one for all the partner schools) with articles, curiosities, latest news connected with the topic of the project
  • “Astronomical Calendar” – making a calendar with information about the first day of each season of the year, astronomical phenomena, historical events connected with astronomy
  • Building up resources about the cultural past, local minorities, the history of the area to be used later on in cooperation with the local authorities

 

ECOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES

  • Light Pollution” – making a presentation and organizing a conference for the local community about proper lighting in your town and the influence of light pollution on the environment and human life
  • “Save Energy” – organizing a campaign to popularize saving energy (there can be a competition for the best computer graphics “Lights off – save energy”)
  • Taking part in “Earth Hour” – a lights-off event raising awareness about light pollution and climate change
  • Dark Sky – making a presentation to learn about such places in your country and organizing a conference (acting together with the local community in favour of creating such a place in your area, making it possible for astro-tourism to develop)
  • Building up resources about the wealth of your area as a tourist destination (maps, photos of wildlife, etc.) to be used later on in cooperation with the local authorities

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

  • Carrying out Geography, Physics, Math lessons to introduce to topic of the solar system and astronomy; classes for advances students
  • Organizing lectures and workshops by invited guests (in Poland the Jagiellonian University, Youth Astronomical Observatory in Niepolomice)
  • Organizing workshops in the planetarium (in Poland in Chorzow) and astronomical observatories ( in Poland in Niepolomice, at the peak of Suhora in the Gorce Mountains, at the peak of Lubomir in the Beskidy Mountains)
  • Taking photos of astronomical objects
  • Carrying out fieldwork (mentioned in the previous list of activities you received)
  • Making a simple model of sundial in your schoolyard
  • Making a simple model of the solar system
  • Putting up signposts in your school grounds with information about the direction to and the distance from the partner schools
  • Taking part in the international programs of cooperation in the field of astronomy (visit websites to learn about them):
  • Globe At Night (we count stars)
  • Sally Ride EarthKam (we take photos from the international space station)
  • Gloria (Global Robotic-telescopes Intelligent Array, we take photos of the Sun)
  • Introducing computer programs to students who are interested:
  • Stellarium
  • Google Earth
  • Building up resources about the solar system (a leaflet, board etc. presenting the sky in the summer half year and the winter half year)