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Heraeus Summer School: Astronomy from four perspectives

The Heraeus Summer School series "Astronomy from four perspectives" draw together teachers and teacher students, research astronomers and astronomy students from Germany and Italy. For each summer school, participants gather at one of the four participating nodes: Heidelberg, Padua, Jena, and Florence.

The next edition of our summer school will take place from

August 25 to September 2, 2018 in Padova, Italy.

Each summer school has an overarching astrophysical theme. The schools so far have been:

  • Heidelberg 2013: Cosmology
  • Padova 2014: Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Jena 2015: Gravitational Waves
  • Florence 2016: Formation of Stars and Planets
  • Heidelberg 2017: The Dark Universe

The 2018 summer school in Padova will be devoted to Multimessenger Astronomy.

If you are are a teacher from the Heidelberg area, or studying to become a teacher, and would like to join us in Padova this year, please contact Björn Malte Schäfer (contact info on the right).

The German-Italian summer schools are funded by the WE Heraeus Foundation.

Each summer school is a combination of lectures by scientists and science educators, presentations by the participants, organized discussions and excursions. Before their joint meeting, the participants from the different nodes have already prepared for the topic at hand at their home institutions.