Capacity building workshop on Astronomy

Blue Marble photograph of Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft

In the framework of the UN-declared World Space Week, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), together with UNESCO, will organize a capacity-building workshop on astronomy for secondary teachers in Bangladesh, in cooperation with the Bangladesh Astronomical Society (BAS).
The aim of this workshop is to enhance capacity of secondary teachers in their teaching of basic and modern astronomy and introducing it to the school curricula. The 3- day workshop will cover basic and modern astronomy, including hands-on sessions with access to the Faulks telescope as well as issues on how to teach astronomy in the classroom and to integrate it in the school curricula.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 03.10.2011 08:00 local time
End 05.10.2011 11:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Gaines, Sarah
Organizer Bangladesh Astronomical Society
Country Bangladesh
City Enayetpur
Venue Bangladesh Astronomical Society
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Bangladesh to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 BAS announcement
Link 2 UNESCO's Space Education Programme
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