14 DECEMBER, 2020 Total solar eclipse More resources below

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To celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse of 2020, we have prepared this website to provide you with resources to engage your community. This event present a special opportunity for students to learn more about the science of eclipses.

This initiative is run by the IAU Working Group: Astronomy Education Research, Commission C1: Astronomy Education and Development


Programs and Materials for Teacher Training in Astronomy

Network for Astronomy School Education(NASE)

The main objective of NASE is to educate new generations of teachers and re-educate the current ones.
We work with university professors in order to train future teachers and we cooperate with the departments of education in order to train experienced primary and secondary school teachers.
NASE created a basic course for training teachers aiming at:
1) teaching astronomy to teachers,
2) teaching teachers how to teach astronomy.

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Workshop 3: A study of lunar and solar eclipses
Workshop Slide
Activity Videos
Teacher’s Guide

Global Hands-On Universe(GHOU)

The mission of HOU is to train teachers on the use of modern tools and resources for science education and engage students in international scientific projects. We also aim to promote interactive science projects among HOU countries and
engage educators and students in a truly global cooperation. No borders or frontiers.

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Galileo Teacher Training Program(GTTP)

The GTTP goal is to create a worldwide network of Galileo Ambassadors and Galileo Teachers. These Ambassadors train Teachers in the effective use and transfer of astronomy education tools and resources into classroom science curricula. The Galileo Teachers are equipped to train other teachers in these methodologies,
leveraging the work begun during IYA2009 in classrooms everywhere.

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Why does Eclipse Happen? (January 2017 Webinar)
ASP-GTTP Webinar


NUCLIO is a non-profit institution created in 2001 by professional and amateur astronomers. Its objectives are the dissemination and teaching of Science, in particular Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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Open Astronomy Schools

Open Astronomy Schools, one of the IAU100 Global Projects, is a project that intends to invite the already existing community of teachers and trainers involved in teacher training events since 2009 in the framework of projects like the Galileo Teacher Training Program, Universe Awareness and others.

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Einstein Schools

The Einstein Schools Programme, one of the IAU100 Global Projects, will help schools and students across the world explore the fascinating force of gravity, which acts across the universe.

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Universe AwarEness(UNAWE)

A child’s early years are widely regarded to be the most important for children’s development and education. The idea behind Universe Awareness is to educate children aged 4-10 years (especially those from underprivileged communities) about astronomy, because it embodies a unique combination of scientific and cultural aspects.

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Creating Eclipses in the Classroom
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Safe Sun Viewer
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Space Scoop

Space Scoop brings you the latest astronomy news from across the Universe each week. The articles cover all the most exciting cosmic events in a language that’s easy to understand. With Space Scoop you can learn about the latest missions aboard the International Space Station, watch as new planets are born and travel with us to the early Universe. All our news and pictures come directly from 13 of the best space agencies in the world, and we bring them to you without delay.

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astroEDU makes the best science activities, particularly those with an astronomical, earth or space science focus, accessible to educators around the world. astroEDU is an open-access platform for peer-reviewed science education activities.

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Build a Safe Sun Viewer
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L’eclisse di Sole in miniatura: Esperienze didattiche (in Italian)

Teacher’s guide for the solar eclipse in 2007 by Nicoletta Lanciano. It includes activities and modelization of the phenomena, myths, elements of history of sciences and individual report.

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ITAU, Iranian Teacher’s Astronomy Union

The first interdisciplinary teacher community of Iran those teachers from each three levels: Elementary, Secondary school and high school can be members
and work in astronomy and nature fields simultaneously.

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Astronomy Day in Schools

The Astronomy Day in Schools initiative is an IAU100 Global Project
with the vision of mobilising the astronomical community to organise activities in schools
during or around the week of 10-17 November 2019.
During this week, 10 November marks the World Science Day for Peace and Development and
a Mercury transit also took place on 11 November 2019,
which offers an exciting outreach opportunity for the visiting astronomers.

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Register your Event

Are you running an event for the 2020 Eclipse, please complete the below form and we can list your event on this website

Contact us

For more information feel free to contact
Tomita, Akihiko

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