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ISSUE 21 - December 2016

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A Week-long Summer Programme in Astronomy for High-school Students (page 05)
Pedro Mondim

Key Words
Hands on activities, summer school, informal education


The last four years have seen a considerable reduction in the number of candidates for the only Portuguese university degree course in astronomy. As a consequence, a number of measures were taken in order to increase the awareness of astronomy among high school students and to increase the number of students who ultimately decide to apply for the astronomy degree. Here, we present a week-long programme of experimental activities and lectures covering the major fields of astronomy, and an evaluation of its success.

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