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IYA09 - Denmark. www.astrofysik.dk. Kristian Pedersen IDA, DARK, NBI, KU. The astro landscape in Denmark. Research institutions (Universities in Cph, Århus, Technical University, Danish Space Center => Astronomisk Udvalg) ’Public University’, Folkeuniversitetet High schools, ’Gymnasiums’

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IYA09 - Denmark

www.astrofysik.dk

Kristian Pedersen

IDA, DARK, NBI, KU


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The astro landscape in Denmark

  • Research institutions (Universities in Cph, Århus, Technical University, Danish Space Center => Astronomisk Udvalg)

  • ’Public University’, Folkeuniversitetet

  • High schools, ’Gymnasiums’

  • Primary schools

  • Centres for educating primary school teachers, ’Seminarier’

  • Planetariums (Cph., Århus, Jels,...)

  • Science Centres (Experimentarium, Danfoss Universe,...)

  • Museums (Steno, Kroppedal, Technical Museum, National Museum,...)

  • Amateur astro societies & clubs (Astronomisk Selskab, Astronomibladet, local clubs, ‘small’ observatories...)


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Set up

  • National committee lead by SPOC:

  • Coordinate (regular meetings, web site,...)

  • Initiate and run (some of the) larger, national activities (which otherwise wouldn’t have materialised)

  • Inspire and encourage local activities

  • Approve activities under IYA09 umbrella

  • Get funding

  • Announcing activities/events

  • Let the local initiatives flourish! (guided anarchy - not too much interference from national committee)


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Philosophy

  • Involve all levels in education system

  • Involve all ages of the population

  • Focus on interdisciplinarity: Astronomy, society, man,...

  • Activate main players already out there (Science museums to amateurs to...)

  • 4 main themes?

  • Danish astro history: Tycho, Rømer, Strömgren,...

  • What is Astronomy? Man (woman) and the Universe

  • Current Danish Astronomy research (GRBs, asteroseismology,...)

  • Do-it-yourself-Astronomy: Backyard observations, laptop activities,...


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Specific ideas - national scale

  • Solar System Cycle Tour

  • Web based Solar System scaling activities (combined with city and country maps)

  • School telescope building projects

  • Experimentarium major exhibition in 2009 on the Universe

  • National Museum exhibition on Rømer

  • Tycho exhibition at University of Copenhagen


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