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ISE2A

Preliminary program

Sunday July 2
14h00-17h00 Public event, demonstrations (TBD)
17h00-20h00 Icebreaker and registration
Monday July 3
Session I: State-of-the-art of astronomy education research

Chair: Christopher Impey

08h30–09h00 Opening and Welcome
09h00–10h00 Invited Talk 1: Anthony Lelliott

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

“40 years of astronomy education research: misconceptions, interventions and a future agenda”.

10h00–10h30 Coffee break
10h30–12h30 6 Contributed Oral presentations
12h30–14h00 Lunch
Session II. Research on leveraging new media and information systems for teaching and learning

Chair: Susana Deustua

14h00–15h00 Invited Talk 2: Pamela Gay.

Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, USA.

“Doing astronomy out loud: Using new and social media to create an educated mob.“

15h00–16h00 3 Contributed Oral presentations
16h00–16h30 Coffee break &
16h30–17h30 3 Contributed Oral presentations
17h30–18h30 Poster Session
20h00–21h00 Geological walking tour of Utrecht (Student-led, optional, about 25 people)
Tuesday July 4
Session III: Astronomy Education Research in Schools

Chair:Rosa Ros

09h00–10h00 Invited Talk 3: Néstor Camino

Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Esquel, Argentina,

“How to teach Astronomy for humans in a full of life Universe”.

10h00–10h30 Coffee break
10h30–12h30 6 Contributed Oral presentations
12h30–14h00 Lunch
Session IV: Innovations in research methodologies and instrumentation

Chair: Akihiko Tomita

14h00–15h00 Invited Talk 4: Thomas W. Kraupe

Planetarium Hamburg, Germany.

15h00–16h00 3 Contributed Oral presentations
16h00–16h30 Coffee break
16h30–17h30 3 Contributed Oral presentations
17h30–18h30 Posters session
19h00–20h30 Public Event (TBD)
20h00–21h00 Geological walking tour of Utrecht (student-led, optional, about 25 people)
Wednesday July 5
Session V: Research into the value and influence of astronomy education in other disciplines AND Interplay of students’ worldviews with the worldview of science in a globalizing world.

Chair: Magda Stavinschi

09h00–10h00 Invited Talk 5: Nicoletta Lanciano

Università di Roma “La Sapienza “, Italy

“Inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches in astronomy education research”

10h00–10h30 Coffee break
10h30–12h30 3 Contributed Oral presentations
Afternoon Free. Optional tours to ESTEC / NEMO (not included in conference fee)
19h00–20h30 Public Event (TBD)
20h00–21h00 Geological walking tour of Utrecht (student-led, optional, about 25 people)
Thursday July 6
Session VI:  Teaching astrobiology to a university multidisciplinary audience: opportunities and pitfalls

Chair: Muriel Gargaud

09h00–10h00 Invited Talk 6: Charles Cockell

University of Edinburgh, UK; Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology

”How to establish a complete introductory astrobiology course at your university”

10h00–10h30 Coffee Break
10h30–12h30 6 Contributed Oral Contributions
12h30–14h00 Lunch
Session VII:  Organization of astrobiology teaching and training in different institutions and countries / Future international cooperation in astrobiology teaching

Chair: Wolf Geppert

14h00–15h00 Invited Talk 7: Karen Meech

University of Hawaii, USA

International field- base courses in astrobiology: Experiences and lessons learned” 

15h00–16h00 3 Contributed Oral Presentations
16h00 –16h30 Coffee Break
16h30–17h30 3 Contributed talks
19h00–23h00 Conference dinner
Friday July 7
Session VIII: How to present astrobiology lectures to the general public and young pupils (10-16 years old)

Chair: Inge Loes ten Kate

09h00–10h00 Invited Talk 8: Edna de Vore

Director of Education at the SETI Institute, USA

“Classrooms material in astrobiology”

10h00–10h15 Coffee break
10h15–11h15 3 Contributed Oral Presentations session VIII
11h15–10h15 Coffee break
Session IX: Innovative teaching and new assessment methods.

Chair: Kalle Kirsimae

11h30–12h30 Invited Talk 9: Charley Lineweaver

Australian National University, Australia

Making an Astrobiological MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Why? How? For Whom?

12h30–14h00 Lunch
14h00–15h00 3 Contributed Oral Presentations session IX
15h00–15h15 Coffee
Session X: Research results on impact of 2015 International Year of Light

Chair: Beatriz García

15h15–16h15 Invited Talk 10: Constance Walker

National Optical Astronomy Observatory, USA

“Outcomes from the IYL2015 Quality Lighting Teaching Kit Program”

16h15–16h30 Coffee and poster session
16h30–17h30 3 Contributed Oral Presentations Session X
17h30–18h15 Closing invited talk 11: Paulo Bretones

Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

“Education Research in Astronomy: impact and future directions”