Programme Features

Global 24 hour

Starting August 22 15:00 UTC, a continuous 24-hour webcast with talks, workshops, live astronomical observations, and much more!

Global Meeting

Submit an abstract and present your teaching and education ideas for a global audience. You can choose slots suitable to your time zone in daily sessions from August 24 to August 28.


You can present your work in English for a global audience, or in your local language to reach more teachers in your region.


Important information for registered participants:

Please follow the instructions you received by email on August 20 to join the conference sessions.

Live Astronomical Observation:

A live session of real-time observing from Faulkes Telescope North in Hawai’i will happen on August 25 from 14:45 UTC. Please join via the same link of Session 5.


GHOU 2020 Programme

The conference program is divided in two events: Opening 24-hour Webcast, and Regular Programme.

Opening 24-hour Webcast (August 22-23)

Regular Programme (August 24-28)

This program is subject to minor changes. Please consult the section below for the presentation titles in each Session.

Download the abstracts for Oral Presentations, Workshops, and Roundtables.

Session 1 – Oral Presentations

August 24 08:00 – 14:30 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
08:00 Opening
08:05 709 Astronomy for extracurricular activities Adina Oancea
08:25 639 Outreach through Historical Astronomy : Instruments of the Jantar Mantar Observatories Nandivada Rathnasree
08:45 647 LAB You [Learn Astronomy by Yourself] : Building Indonesian High School Astronomy Learning Education Without Barriers Atika Destri Ramadhanti
09:05 545 Hands-on Solar Eclipse Outreach Program Kinjal Patel
09:25 125 The Travelling Telescope Susan Murabana
09:45 560 School without walls Filomena Costa
10:05 Coffee Break
10:15 620 Physics class of senior high school using YouTube and e-book (In Japanese) Ichiro Chikami
10:35 722 New technology of teaching astronomy Mourad Faraj
10:55 569 Motivation to Science through Astronomy Sutapa Chattopadhyay
11:15 686 Astrostays: Creating Sustainable Livelihoods Sonal Asgotraa
11:35 616 Dater l’Univers avec des supernovae (en confinement) (In French) P. Kobel
11:55 772 Zero Shadow Day Samir Dhurde
12:15 Coffee Break
12:25 721 Role of schools in protecting dark sites for astrotourism in Tanzania Noorali Jiwaji
13:05 635 The pandemic and its impacts on the Planetário da Unipampa: A brief reflection on virtual planetarium sessions for school groups Rafael Kimura
13:25 739 Expanding Exoplanet Research: Student Inquiry-Based Citizen Science Pedagogy & Networked Telescopes Dan Peluso
13:45 382 Considerations for maintaining and updating academic terminology  -The Internet Encyclopedia of Astronomy as a case study- Hidehiko Agata
14:05 END

Session 2 – Workshops and Roundtable

August 24 15:30 – 22:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
15:30 Opening
15:35 771 Astronomy and Python Dimitrios Theodorakis
16:35 4 Draw and move around the orbits of the Solar System Emmanuel Rollinde
17:35 Coffee Break
17:45 716b Problem Solving Mystery Tube and Arty-Crafty Planet Hat Sarah Abotsi-Masters
Godfred Amartey Noble
Solomon Appekey
18:45 3 GHOU Morocco (in French) Hassane Darhmaoui
Zakaria Belhaj
Benkhaldoun Zouhair
Ali Janati
Aziz Kaouach
19:45 Coffee Break
492 Real Telescope Data in Your Classroom Jennifer Claydon
Stacey Habergham-Mawson
771 Astronomy and Python (Repeat) Dimitrios Theodorakis
20:55 492 Real Telescope Data in Your Classroom (Repeat) Jennifer Claydon
Stacey Habergham-Mawson
21:55 END

Session 3 – Oral Presentations

August 24 23:00 UTC – August 25 04:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
23:00 Opening
23:05 273 O papel dos astrônomos na Educação em Astronomia (The role of astronomers in Astronomy Education) (in Portuguese) Rodolfo Langhi
23:25 724 The Case for Coordinating Earth & Space Science Education William H. Waller
23:45 46 Astronomy at school, one experience. (in Spanish) Alvaro Jose Cano Mejia
00:05 598 Observatório Solar e a Astronomia Indígena (in Portuguese) Izabela Bittencourt
00:25 313 Best Practices in Virtual Programs Ken Brandt
00:45 458 Interactivity for Learning: Using Strategic Questioning in the Interactive Planetarium S. K. Schultz
01:05 622 Mindful and Yoga Astronomy Breezy Ocaña Flaquer
01:45 Coffee Break
01:55 633 Demonstrative and Hands-on Astronomy for all spectrum of society Vikas
02:15 609 Attracting People Potentially Engaged in Astronomy on YouTube: Ricot’s Astronomy Studio (in Japanese) Atsuki Kuwata
02:35 751 1 House 1 Telescope Movement to Spark STEM Hobby in Malaysia Amirul Hazim Kamarulzaman
02:55 680 Challenges for Creating an Inclusive Observatory Y. Pramudya
03:15 655b IMPACT Dome approach for Blind and Visual Impaired (BVI) towards understanding stars and sky Hafez Murtza
03:35 END

Session 4 – Workshops

August 25 08:00 – 14:30 UTC

Session 4 – August 25 08:00 UTC – 14:30 UTC
Time ID Title Presenter
08:00 Opening
08:05 611 Exploring different Hands-on Activities for understanding Science of Astronomy. Nidhi Kushwah
09:05 471 Cross-curricular teaching through the wonders of space Jenny Claydon, Stacey Habergham-Mawson
10:05 Coffee Break
778b Exo-planets for kids Luisa Almeida
471 Cross-curricular teaching through the wonders of space (Repeat) Jenny Claydon, Stacey Habergham-Mawson
11:15 644 Simulation of Daytime Astronomy Eclipse and Transit Events with Nano Solar System Vivek Monteiro, Geeta Mahashabde
12:15 Coffee Break
12:25 660 Use of technology in Science education Rupesh Labade
13:25 660 Use of technology in Science education (Repeat) Rupesh Labade
14:25 END

Session 5 – Oral Presentations

August 25 14:45 – 22:00 UTC


Time ID Title Presenter
15:30 Opening
15:35 703 Bringing eclipses closer to home – the Indian experience Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
15:55 676 School Planetariums Network in Colombia Enrique Torres
16:15 575 Stories of Tomorrow: School children imagine a trip to Mars Jose Saraiva
16:35 free time
16:55 618 Astronomy Workshop of MUDIC-VBS-CV Francisco Reyes Andrés
17:15 580 Projetos de articulação horizontal e de articulação vertical (in Portuguese) Rosário Alvelos
17:35 Coffee Break
17:45 566 Telescope in Rural India Soham Chattopadhyay
18:05 405 Cosmic Adventures Doug Millar, Reza AmirArjomand, Ceci Caballero
18:25 671 Using Game-Based Learning for the Teaching and Learning of Astronomy Adriana Cardinot
18:45 701 Project LEGO-LAB 2019 (in Portuguese) Cátia Homem; Tiago Leite
19:05 436 Astronomy for development in Ethiopia and Africa Mirjana Povic
19:25 687 Temples and Astronomy in India Raka V. Dabhade
19:45 Coffee Break
19:55 459 Mobile Planetarium of Unipampa: teacher training and dissemination space Cecília Petinga Irala
20:35 438 Activities of Astronomy in Kutch (Kachchh), Gujarat, India Nishant N Gor
20:55 732 Dark Skies Rangers – Portugal Nelson Correia
21:15 779 Astronomy with an online telescope A. Cayless
21:35 297 Astronomy and Philiosophy Rodrigo Rosas Fernandes
21:55 END

Session 6 – Workshops

August 25 23:00 UTC – August 26 04:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
23:00 Opening
23:05 107 Be like Annie Jump Cannon, playing with classification Ángela Pérez Henao
00:05 683 A high school lab to demonstrate how Kepler came up with his laws of planetary motion using data Jacob Brown
683 A high school lab to demonstrate how Kepler came up with his laws of planetary motion using data (Repeat) Jacob Brown
587 Asteroid Day Jeane de Fatima
02:05 Coffee Break
02:15 294 Learning IASC! Patrick Miller, Denise Rothrock
03:15 773 Using Real Data and Salsa J to Understand the Sizes and scale of our Inner Solar System: Inspired by Modeling Pedagogy! Carl Pennypacker
04:15 END

Session 7 – Oral Presentations

August 26 08:00 – 14:30 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
08:00 Opening
08:05 Video presentation: In the Shadow of the Black Hole ESO
08:25 638 Experience of Annular Solar Eclipse in Ethiopia amidst COVID -19. Alemiye Mamo Yacob
08:45 298 Defining and identifying inclusive education Stefania Varano
09:05 711 Skills’lab – A case study in Lagoa, Algarve Bruno Sousa
09:25 697 Meteorites : Poor man’s Space Probe from our Solar System Amritanshu Vajpayee
09:45 425 Space mission from a secondary school: Candasat I Javier Redondas
10:05 Coffee Break
10:15 559 Solar Eclipse For Astronomy Education and Public Outreach in Indonesia A. Yamani
10:35 689 Robotic Telescope for Developing Countries Manish S Hiray
10:55 691 Under the common sky- for development and interchange of ideas E. Gradzka, Association “Under the common sky”, Poland
11:15 696 Astronomy Olympiad for Schools Hani Dalee
11:35 675 Action Sun Deirdre Kelleghan
11:55 174 Travel to a Black Hole: effects of a lesson series aimed at inclusive education on children’s perception of space science Tessa Vossen
12:15 Coffee Break
12:25 386 Supernova Hunting with Robotic Telescopes Kevin Mosedale
12:45 448 Our Space Our Future: Evaluating the Impact of Space Science on Young Peoples’ Attitudes and Aspirations Sophie Bartlett
13:05 732b Dive in the Sky Nelson Correia
13:25 596 1520-2020 Magellan, Astronomy 500th anniversary of the 1st round the world trip Michel Faye
13:45 323 Through hands on teaching, let students really understand the astronomy in life Hongfeng Guo
14:25 END

Session 8 – Workshops 

August 26 15:30 – 22:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
15:30 Opening
15:35 493b Storytelling in the Astronomy Classroom Ilavenil Thirumavalavan
16:35 21 Go-Lab online STEM in your classroom José Gonçalves
17:35 Coffee Break
17:45 768 Hands on astrophysics activities Maria Eleftheriou
18:45 775 Stargazing and Constellation Cristina Gaiotto, Monica Fogliani, Katia Abbattecola
19:45 Coffee Break
19:55 136 Science Simulations with Snap! F. V. Hessman, E. Modrow
20:55 693 Astronomical misconceptions: Sun and Summer, Moon and Births, Eclipses and Werewolves. Tiago Leite
21:55 END

Session 9 – Oral Presentations

August 26 23:00 UTC – August 27 04:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
23:00 Opening
23:05 656 The long term measurement of the sky quality in Nagano, Japan (in Japanese) Toru Suyama, Nagano City Museum, Japan
23:25 740 Open, Accessible, and Inclusive Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy I. Ramirez
23:45 388 Astronomy for all at the University Virgínia Mello Alves
00:05 667 Impact of language, culture and heritage on the way we learn and communicate Astronomy Basilio Solís-Castillo
00:25 749 The kinematics geometry of the theory of relativity special in understanding the physical and visual effects (in Portuguese) Marina Chacon Rodrigues
00:45 454 Modelos Mentales, Concepciones Espontáneas Y Alternativas Para Niños Acerca De La Forma De La Tierra: Se Necesita Cuidado Al Producir Dibujos Y Animaciones (in Spanish) P. H. A. Sobreira
01:05 646 Astronomical activities by astronomical amateur circles Toshihisa Maeda
01:25 780 La Danza del Universo: a Fusion of Art and Science (in Spanish) Myrta Villanueva
01:45 Coffee Break
01:55 602 GALAXY CRUISE – Your Galactic Journey as a Citizen Scientist Kumiko Usuda-Sato
02:15 610 Student inquiry activities in the online environment (in Japanese) Naoki Matsumoto
02:35 652 Apadilangit@Home as catalyst of Interest in STEAM during of Covid-19 Pandemic Amirul Hazim Kamarulzaman
02:45 655 My- East Asia Universe Awareness Solar Eclipse (MY-EAUNIVASE) unite Universe Awareness Community in the region Muhammad Hafez bin Ahmat Murtza
03:05 672 100 Hours for 100 Schools Carl Pennypacker, Bonnie Thurber
03:25 END

Session 10 – Workshops and Roundtable

August 27 08:00 – 14:30 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
08:00 Opening
645b Hands on astronomy techniques – What is topography Mila Mitra, Arjun Gulliya
674 “The Moon’s Landscape Then and Now” Stellla Magid-Podolsky
09:05 645b Hands on astronomy techniques – What is topography (repeat) Mila Mitra, Arjun Gulliya
10:05 Coffee Break
10:15 369 DIY Low-Cost Astro Lab at Home Kathan Kothari, Kinjal Patel, Nidhi Khushwah
11:15 447 Signposts in the sky Sławomir Miernicki
12:15 Coffee Break
12:25 738 Vamos detetar o campo magnético com o micro:bit (in Portuguese) Nelson Correia
13:25 666b Networking Across South Asia for Integrating Resources and Reach to Popularise Astronomy (Roundtable) Prajval Shastri
14:25 END

Session 11 – Oral Presentations

August 27 15:30 – 22:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
15:30 Opening
15:35 731 Rethinking and Re-imagining Science – STEM for Girls Mirwat Shamshad
15:55 710 Soapbox Science – When Science Communication meets Feminism Simone Lackner, Ph.D.
16:15 625 LIGO-India: Education and Public Outreach efforts Vaibhav Savant
16:35 663 Robotic Telescopes and Hands-on Research in Classroom Sneh Kesari
16:55 629 Educational Resources for EPN24 Planetary Field Analogue Sites Tony Thompson
17:15 615 Student activities using Stellarium to reproduce measurements made
by ancient and medieval astronomers
Vassilios Spathopoulos
17:35 Coffee Break
17:45 488 Interdisciplinarity in an astronomical observation by remote access in real time Alvaro Folhas
18:05 694 Making Space Programme: combining arts and astronomy Adriana Cardinot
18:25 707 Teaching and inspiring for Space awareness Maria Manaia
18:45 715 Youth, science, and media: perceptions of Astronomy and Space Sciences in
formal and informal contexts
Sara Anjos
19:05 128 The Tactile Universe: Accessible astrophysics for vision impaired school children Nicolas Bonne
19:25 716 Arts, Science, Games and more – Activities at the Ghana Planetarium Sarah Abotsi-Masters
19:45 Coffee Break
19:55 349 Llevando Astronomía a las Escuelas Julio Vannini Ramirez
20:15 774 The State of Astronomy Education in Iran: Challenges and Solutions Saeed Jafari
20:35 778 FRONTIERS Astrophysics in the Classroom L- Almeida
20:55 725 The impacts of Astronomy Club Centauri of Itapetininga’s social media on its community Rodrigo Felipe Raffa
21:15 509 Examples of Student-led Research Using Robotic Telescopes Fraser Lewis
21:35 621 Comic Books on the Space Education: Case Studies of Angola an Zimbabwe Ruvimbo Samanga, Marco Romero,
Eldrige de Melo
21:55 END


Session 12 – Workshops 

August 27 23:00 UTC – August 28 04:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
23:00 Opening
23:05 632 Space Science for Teenagers Caroline Molyneux
00:05 499 Teaching Astronomy Outside – Why Not? Julie Bolduc-Duval, Marie-Eve Naud
Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet
01:05 773b My Messier Object Now: Students Acquiring their Messier Objects and Discover Beauty and Meaning in the Cosmos! Carl Pennypacker, Bonnie Thurber
02:05 Coffee Break
02:15 723 Where is the Earth today? N. Figueiredo
03:15 148 Astronomía y Biodiversidad: El reto de la interdisciplinariedad (in Spanish) Mauricio Chacón-Pachón, Yeison Leonardo Tolosa
04:15 END

Session 13 – Oral Presentations

August 28 08:00 – 14:30 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
08:00 Opening
08:05 599 Introduction to meteor observation using radio waves
(radio meteor observation)
Masaya Sato
08:25 440 Interdisciplinary approaches in STEAM Education:
Learning Science Through Theater
Menelaos Sotiriou
08:45 387 Clear Skies: A Learning Experience Priya Hasan
09:05 553 Scientix, the community for science education in Europe Javier Redondas
09:25 774 The State of Astronomy Education in Iran: Challenges and Solutions Saeed Jafari
09:45 631 Down2Earth: using asteroids, comets, impacts and meteorites in the classroom Paul Roche
10:05 Coffee Break
10:15 620b Inquiry activity in kagoshima chuo senior high school Ichiro Chikami
10:35 666 Science as a Way of Life through Astrophysics: Reaching Children
through Reaching the Adults
Prajval Shastri
10:55 776 Open Astronomy Schools G. Rojas
11:15 755 Destinazione Luna – to the Moon and back:
experimenting digital fabrication to democratize astrophysics
and STEM in Italian Public Schools
Sara Ricciardi
11:35 703b Pan-African public campaigns – a tale of two shadows Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
11:55 639b Outreach through quantitative Astronomy in the Planetarium Dome Nandivada Rathnasree
12:15 Coffee Break
12:25 69 Fostering scientific creativity through STE(A)M Helena Fonseca
12:45 668 Learning astronomy with coding and making activities M. Sandri
13:05 418 Innovative ways to approach our Universe through games and art.
The cases of cosmic radiation (Cloud Chamber) and Gravitational Waves model.
C. Papandreou
13:25 565 Blue and the sky – An astronomy education project for kindergarten Silvia Casu
13:45 413 Teaching Astronomy with e-learning platforms Afrodita Liliana Boldea
14:25 END

Session 14 – Workshops and Roundtable

August 28 15:30 – 22:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
15:30 Opening
15:35 594 The sky in Van Gogh’s paintings Suzanne BOURDET, Michel FAYE
16:35 158 Exploring the Universe, from Galileo to the present day. Ana Cristina Ribeiro
17:35 774 An overview of the Past and the Present Status of Astronomy Education in Iran: Challenges and Possible Solutions Saeed Jafari
18:35 Coffee Break
18:45 509b Examples of Student-led Hands-on Activities Using Real Astronomical Data Fraser Lewis
19:45 777 Communicating about space-related careers to enhance awareness and understanding through social media: insights from Our Space Our Future EU-Project Raquel Cardoso
20:45 END

Session 15 – Oral Presentations

August 28 23:00 UTC – August 29 04:00 UTC

Time ID Title Presenter
23:00 Opening
23:10 692 Photographing ISS Solar And Lunar Transits Robert T. Sparks
23:30 713 Science Education for Scientific Literacy:
Involving Students in Citizen Science Initiatives
Paige Yeung
23:50 733 Cecilia Project – Diffusion and Popularization of Astronomy (in Spanish) Vitória Bellecerie da Fonseca
00:10 743 The Right to the night sky in punitive enclosure context Maria Azul Senn, Rodrigo Haack, Victoria Acosta
00:30 757 “Un eclipse en tus manos” – Astronomy kit development for schools (in Spanish) Elizabeth Villanueva, Maximiliano Montenegro
00:50 750 ASTROMINAS – Seizing of the Scientific Universe by High School Female Students Ivanice A Morgado, Elysandra Figueredo Cypriano
01:10 382b On the Possibilities of astro tourism in Japan –
Astro tourism Japan “Sora Tourism” as an attempt to share “Under One Sky”-
Hidehiko Agata
01:30 612 Remote course of NASE, the teacher-training program, at Wakayama University A. Tomita and S. Uenoyama
01:50 602b Developing and Disseminating Tactile Telescope Models Created with a 3D Printer Kumiko Usuda-Sato
02:10 619 Development of Software to Draw HR Diagrams for Specified Direction and Range
of Distance and its Application to Education and Research (in Japanese)
Kouji Ohnishi
02:30 Coffee Break
02:40 648 Beginning of Japan Astronomical Heritage Toshihiro Handa
03:00 708 Astronomy at school to promote a better welcoming for refugee students Douglas Falcão
03:20 579 Online performance of the science live show “Universe” Kazuhisa Kamegai
03:40 493 The Dance of the Elements:
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teach the Origin of Elements
Ilavenil Thirumavalavan
04:00 Final Remarks
04:15 END
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