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Einstein Schools: Design of an Educational Program to Celebrate 100 Years of General Relativity

Stephen Pompea
National Optical Astronomy Observatory, USA

The 100th anniversary of both the International Astronomical Union and the Eddington expedition that verified the General Theory of Relativity has provided a powerful opportunity to design a program to excite students about science. In this talk I will describe my thought process as I examined the need for this education program, the intended audience, and the approach. I will also describe some of the important challenges to the program that we still need to confront. I hope to give a sense of how one might approach an educational problem and how one might determine the "success" of a project. I also hope to get you involved in this global cornerstone IAU100 program in a way that is rewarding for you.

2019 March 29, 15:00

Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa (Seminar room)
Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia