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Galileo Teacher Training Program: bringing astronomy into the classroom. www.galileoteachers.org
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Resource of the Week: The Fibre Optic Cable Class by Amee Hennig on +astro EDU platform.
This activity is an interactive “out-of-the-seat” demo that allows the students to become involved in learning about fibre optic cables by imitating the way that one basically functions. While enjoying the physicality of the demo the students will pick up basic details of light, reflection, optical properties, and applications to technology. Additionally, the activity will go into details of how fibre optics are used in astronomy technology and how it is used to improve our understanding of the universe. An emphasis should be placed on asking direct questions to the students about how these concepts can influence technology, astronomy, and our world to reinforce the concepts that they are learning about.
http://astroedu.iau.org/activities/fibre-optic-cable-class/
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Resource of the Week: Light Pollution by NUCLIO on ISE

For most of Earth’s history, our spectacular universe of stars and galaxies has been visible in the darkness of the night sky. From our earliest beginnings, the vast spectacle arrayed across the dark sky has inspired questions about our universe and our relation to it. The history of scientific discovery, art, literature, astronomy, navigation, exploration, philosophy, and even human curiosity itself would be diminished without our view of the stars. Light pollution, also known as photopollution or luminous pollution, is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light.

http://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/edu-object/light-pollution-841818
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Take part in the Space Education International Workshop 2016 organised by ESA - European Space Agency, GTTP, and Space Awareness. The workshop invites participants to explore best practices and innovative uses of astronomy and space sciences for education. http://galileoteachers.org/space-education-workshop/
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GTTP Resource of the Week: Eratosthenes Experiment - High School
Students will measure the Earth’s circumference based on Eratosthenes’ experiment, which he carried out at 3rd century B.C. http://tools.inspiringscience.eu/delivery/lesson/previewLesson?id=e040cfc483624efba59cc40fd66e694c&t=p&uname=PREVIEW

Furthermore, you can take part in the two contests run by Inspiring Science Education for Eratosthenes Experiment on the 21 March 2016, the vernal equinox day. Join with your school at: http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/
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Eratosthenes Photo Contest: WIN a 2016 Inspiring Science Education 6-day Summer Academy in Athens. http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/en/content/eratosthenes-photo-contest Deadline is 10 April 2016.

Image: Winning photo of Eratosthenes September 2015
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Apply to ‘Global for Local’ to get your astronomy project funded! http://galileoteachers.org/global-for-local-call/ Great opportunity to get your local astronomy projects funded.
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Take part in Inspiring Science Education Scenario Competition 2016 and win a trip to Inspiring Science Education Conference in Athens, Greece on 22-24 April 2016. Enter at: http://www.inspiringscience.eu/competition Deadline: 4 March 2016

Image: Winning teachers in the ISE Scenario Competition 2015
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Apply to ‘Global for Local’ to get your astronomy project funded! http://galileoteachers.org/global-for-local-call/
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GTTP Resource of the Week: Meteorites and their Impact on Earth http://www.golabz.eu/spaces/meteorites-and-their-impact-earth This activity demonstrates the different ways meteorite impacts may effect our lives and our planet.
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The hydrogen in your body came from the Big Bang: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160125.html Amazing!
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