Mid-term meeting of the project "Eu-HOU. Connecting classrooms to the Milky Way"

The mid-term meeting of the project Eu-HOU, Connecting Classrooms to the Milky Way took place in Limassol, the 8th-9th of December.

The aim of this project is to develop the first European network of radio telescopes for education, enabling schools to explore the Milky Way through Internet, and Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) pedagogical resources to be used in the classrooms. The pedagogical material will be ultimately published on the EUHOU web site (for free, of course), and also on CD rom distributed in European schools. 

A first prototype of robotic radio telescope has been successfully built in Paris. Its web interface that will be used to control it is currently under development, and it will be available soon! Meanwhile, in Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain, the radio telescope have been received and are now being assembled.

A tremendous effort has been put in this project, and all the people involved throughout Europe are working really hard to develop it. Their first results are very exciting and promising, and they are all looking forward to releasing this project to the world!




The meeting participants, from left to right, and from top to bottom: Cecilia Kozma (SE), Maria Loizou (CY), Yannick Libert (FR), F. Miranda (FR), Eleni Chatzichristou (GR), Sotira Trifourki (GB), Krzysztof Chyzy (PL), Rosa Doran (PT), Peter Kalberla (DE), Roger Ferlet (FR), Rodrigo Alvarez (BE), Cezar Lesanu (RO), Radu Constantinescu (RO), Lech Mankiewicz (PL), Anne-Laure Melchior (FR)