NASE Teachers Training conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE), which is one of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) working groups under the Division C: Education, Outreach, and Heritage, in cooperation with Ethiopian Space Science Technology Institute (ESSTI)-Entoto observatory and research center(EORC) , Ethiopian Space Science society (ESSS) and East Africa Regional office of Astronomy for development(EAf-ROAD) , have jointly organized the ‘116 Astronomy and Astrophysics International Course NASE-IAU’ of teachers training program from 11-14 October 2018 in Addis , Ethiopia.
In NASE training there were a total of 60 people who were participated as trainee, trainers and volunteers. Among these 45 were trainees coming from regions and Addis Ababa, 8 were local trainers from ESSTI and ESSS, 2 international trainers from NASE-IAU and 6 volunteers from ESSS.
The main objectives of NASE training is to teach teachers about astronomy, to transmit accurate concepts regarding the issues addressed by astronomy, to provide the skills for teachers how to teach astronomy and to facilitate learning tools for teaching astronomy to secondary school teachers. Beside teaching teachers NASE aims in training a small group of teachers to become future trainers for giving courses to other teachers in their country and/or the region. NASE courses are an appropriate method to promote interest in science in general among young people due to the transverse character of astronomy and the easy motivation demonstrated by the students.
During the four days intensive training, teachers were able to learn a large number of physical and astrophysical phenomenon, laws and concepts of astronomy through practical teaching approach, by doing experiments and demonstrations using cheap and recycled materials which can easily obtained from their surroundings.
The training concluded through star gazing program at ‘Jan Meda’ Open field of Addis Ababa, and Visiting of Entoto observatory at Mount Entoto.
International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday OCT 20 2018 6 PM UTC+03
The Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE)
NASE teachers training from 11-14 October 2018 Concluded Successfully!I would like to thank trainee teachers, ESSS &ESSTI volunteers,Coordinators & Instructors specially Rosa, Mirjana &Beza and supporting organizations # ESSTI#ESSS#EA-ROAD#NASE#
The Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) Teachers training from October 11- 14, 2018
World Space Week 2018 Celebration, Ethiopia!
Ethiopian Space Science and Technology (ESSTI), Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) and East Africa regional office of Astronomy for development (EAf-ROAD) have jointly organized 2018 World Space Week celebration which will be held on 7th of October 2018 at Ethiopian National Cultural Center( Assembly Hall), 6kilo with different activities. The celebration program consists of a panel discussion followed by space exhibitions. The panel discussion agendas are a focus on how the development of space technology in the world and international cooperation benefits the developing nations, the roles of astronomy for sustainable development and its initiatives, the role of Space policy in line with space development are main discussion points that will be discussed by stakeholders. In the world space week celebration, around 1000 participants are expected to attend the event from Space development and educational sectors, schools, universities and space research institutes, and space societies are expected to attend. Beside Addis Ababa, the WSW2018 celebration is also organized in ten regional branches of Ethiopian Space science Society(ESSS) throughout Ethiopia.