CoAstro

Initiating teachers to research and bringing astronomy to primary schools

Research project with primary school teachers

As part of the CoAstro outreach program, I implemented a research project for the primary school teachers with another astronomer. We analysed images from the heliospectrograph located in the Coimbra observatory in Portugal. We made a video of the Sun and observed the transit of Mercury in 2016 as well as several sunspots.

The teachers downloaded the images from the database Bass2000 and created a video combining Sun images with the programming language Python.


Astronomy presentations in primary schools

I visited several schools to bring astronomy to children in primary schools. The families and relatives of the children also attended the presentations and asked questions.