The 5th edition of the "Acércate al Cosmos" course has been held

Attendees of the "Acércate al Cosmos" 2022 course at sunset on the evening of their visit to the Teide Observatory, with the solar towers in the background. Credit: Daniel López / IAC.  

Attendees of the "Acércate al Cosmos" 2022 course at sunset. Credit: IAC.
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After two years of absence due to the pandemic, the "Acércate al Cosmos" course organised by the National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF), the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) returned to Tenerife from 4 to 8 July. During this week, 35 teachers of secondary schools took part in talks and workshops on the Sun, the Moon, the Solar System, Exoplanets, Stellar Evolution, the Chemistry of the Cosmos, Galaxies, Cosmology and Astrophotography, given by researchers and specialists from the IAC, the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos (MCC), the University of La Laguna, among others.

The fifth edition of this training week, which aims to provide teachers with the necessary tools to find the most appropriate and stimulating way of incorporating astronomy-related content and dealing with current topics on astrophysics in the classroom, was held at the Museum of Science and the Cosmos of Museums of Tenerife. The participants also visited the IAC headquarters in La Laguna, the Teide National Park and the Teide Observatory.

The course, directed by the director of the IAC, Rafael Rebolo López, was also attended by Alfred Rosenberg (IAC), Antonio Eff-Darwich (ULL), Oswaldo González (MCC), Daniel López (, Irene Puerto (IAC), Nayra Rodríguez (IAC), Alberto Rubiño (IAC), Eva Villaver (IAC), Cristina Ramos (IAC) and Montserrat Armas (IAC).

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