Our Global Communication and Science programme uses solar eclipses as ‘teachable moments’ for young people across the world. Our aims are to help students improve their science, language and cross-border collaboration skills.
Note for teachers in the US: we’re creating a classroom resource for the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on August 21st 2017. If you’d like a free copy, please enter your e-mail address below, or contact us.
Lead sponsor: timeanddate.com
Eclipse glasses sponsor: NCR Angola
On February 26th 2017 an annular solar eclipse swept across southern South America and central Africa. We organised a series of educational events at the Instituto Superior de Ciências de Educação (ISCED) in Huambo, Angola, including a live broadcast with Slooh. We’re extremely grateful to our lead sponsor for this project, the wonderful timeanddate.com.
We’d also like to say a huge thank you to our eclipse glasses sponsor NCR Angola, plus the Angolan Ministry of Higher Education, and the Provincial Government of Huambo.
- A teachable moment: when the moon’s shadow came to Angola (Sky & Telescope)
- A perfect week in Angola. Except one thing…
- An amazing mathematical coincidence (YouTube)
- Classroom activity for Angolan schools
- Africa gets ready for another sun and moon show (Mail & Guardian Africa)
Sponsored by Garuda Indonesia
We were at Tadulako University, on the island of Sulawesi, for the March 9th 2016 total solar eclipse across Indonesia. We organised a cross-border collaboration with students at Western Kentucky University in the US for an experiment to study the solar corona. This project was generously sponsored by Garuda Indonesia.