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NUCLIO - Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia

NUCLIO is a non-profitable association of professional astrophysicists and amateur astronomers devoted to public outreach and education. The research topics of the professional astronomers encompass a variety of areas such as planetary science, galaxies and cosmology. NUCLIO has great experience in promoting outreach activities for schools and local communities. Some of NUCLIO’s activities include: School visits where telescope observations are promoted, talks prepared specially to tackle the curriculum content and hands-on activities addressing specific topics of the curriculum.

Public talks on different topics with the main objective of promoting Portuguese science and scientists. Participation in activities promoted by the Ministry of Science such as: Astronomy in summer, Science Week, Space Week. Teaching Astronomy & Astrophysics courses for teachers and the general public. Training teachers in the use of new technologies for teaching science. The promotion of real research in classroom where students are introduced to the scientific method, using robotic telescopes and data mining astronomical databases.