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Partial Lunar Eclipse on December 31, 2009: Happy New Year!

For the first time in 353 years we have observed an eclipse of the moon on New Year's Eve, happily ending the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Since it was a partial eclipse, the moon was never becoming totally immersed. One of the EUHOU teachers' took this picture, a gift for a Happy New Year 2010 !!

Moon Eclipse 2009, December 31st

SalsaJ included into Softpedia !

Our free, user-friendly pedagogical software SalsaJ has been added to Softpedia's database of software programs. It is featured with a description text, screenshots, download links and technical details on this page.

The description text was created by Softpedia editors, using sources such as text from our product's homepage, information from its help system, and the editor's own opinions on the program itself. "SalsaJ" has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components.
 
Softpedia reports: «We are impressed with the quality of your product and encourage you to keep these high standards in the future. To assure our visitors that SalsaJ is clean, we have granted it with the "100% CLEAN" Softpedia award.»

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GTTP / EU-HOU part of IAU strategic plan 2010-2020

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has lauched in 2009 the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP), a Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Global-HOU is a major component of GTTP.

Global-HOU, among which EU-HOU is the leading consortium, is now officially included in the Astronomy for the Developing World Strategic Plan 2010-20 of IAU, under Section 3.4.2 Astronomy for Children and Schools. During the next decade the IAU will concentrate more resources on education activities for children and schools designed to advance sustainable global development.

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2nd successful COMENIUS-funded Teacher Training Session - Cardiff, UK

The second COMENIUS-funded EU-HOU training session was held in Cardiff, UK this August, hosted by the UK partners, the Faulkes Telescope Project and was a huge success for all attendees.

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Direct webcast of the Solar eclipse July 22nd !!!

As we all know, the Solar eclipse on July 22nd will not be visible from Europe. However, various sites will broadcast it directly from Chongquing Observatory in China, where it will be visible from 2 am to 5 am UT+2, July 22nd.

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Silver European award for the project « Hands-On Universe »

The project « Hands-On Universe, Europe – Bringing frontline interactive astronomy to the classroom » has been honoured with the silver award of the European Commission at the occasion of the conference « Innovation and Creativity in the Lifelong Learning Programme: Create, Innovate and Cooperate » held in Prague, 6-7 May 2009, in the framework of the Czech Presidency of the European Union.

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1st COMENIUS success story: OHP training session, May 7-10 th, 2009

35 participants have joined for our workshop in Observatoire de Haute-Provence, a beautiful place located South of France. This training session took place while the very first International Year of Astronomy occurs in 2009, proclaimed by the United Nations on Dec. 20th 2007, following UNESCO resolution 33 C/25:

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Teachers invited to training session in Cardiff (UK)

In the course of the COMENIUS project, the 2nd European teacher training session will take place in UK, in the city of Cardiff, Faulkes Telescope Operations Centre.
 

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