The goal of the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is to train teachers in the effective use and transfer of astronomy tools and existing resources freely available on the internet, into classroom science curricula. Through workshops, online training tools and basic education kits, the products and techniques developed by this programme can be adapted to reach locations with few resources.
Western Kentucky University, A Leading American University with International Reach, prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The faculty and students of WKU’s Ogden College of Science and Engineering are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems. The Department of Physics & Astronomy operates three meter-class telescopes around the globe. Hardin Planetarium hosts outreach and education events which involve tens of thousands of people every year.
Hands-on Universe USA
HOU-USA is the founding organization of Global Hands-On Universe, led by Carl Pennypacker. It’s main goal since its beginnings in early 1990s has been to enable students and teachers to do what astronomers do, analyzing observatory images to make discoveries about how the universe works.
IASC is an educational outreach program for high schools and colleges. It provides high quality astronomical data to students around the world. Students are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. This service is provided at no cost to the participating schools!