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During the life-cycle of the DSpace project several events will be organized.
In this area of the website, these events will be advertised and
additional information about them will be provided.

Designing the Science Laboratory for the School of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education, Athens, Greece, on 26-27 January 2006
We have the pleasure to announce the Educational Symposium with title: "Designing the Science Laboratory for the School of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education" which will take place in Athens, Greece, on 26-27 January 2006. The aim of the symposium is to present Today's Achievements, Future Challenges and Expectations in the field of educational technology. The symposium is organized in the framework of Discovery Space and Connect projects.

More information can be found here:
http://www.ea.gr/ep/ate2007/

International Astronomical Summer School, Rozhen 2006, Bulgaria
Institute of Astronomy with the National Astronomical Observatory - Rozhen, Bulgaria, and the Informational Center for European Educational Programmes -Bulgaria organized International Youth Astronomical Summer Schools. Students, interested in astronomy, had the opportunity to participate in observations of astronomical objects, listened to lectures and will made discussions in the National Astronomical Observatory- Rozhen. Together with astronomers from the Observatory the young people worked on interesting observational programmes, they have been taught in the Planetarium in Smolian town.

More information can be found here.
http://www.ea.gr/ep/d-space/news/rozhen2006.htm


D-Space at Xplora Science Teachers Conference, CERN, Geneva, 15 - 18 June 2006
D-Space Service Presentation, Teachers Training Workshop and SkyWatch 2006 Contest Awards Ceremony.
Xplora, within the Pencil Project, organised a science teachers conference at CERN, Geneva. The conference took place from 15 to 18 June 2006, focused on open source and ICT in science education, science teaching approaches, the role of science centres in education and more. The D-Space Service contributed with a D-Space service presentation, a teachers training workshop and the SkyWatch 2006 awards ceremony.

More information can be found here.
http://www.ea.gr/ep/d-space/news/cern.htm


The approach of Comet 73P, May 2006
Comet 73P, also known as Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, is a periodic comet in our solar system which is in the process of disintegrating.
It has an orbital period of slightly less than 5 1/3 years so that it comes nearest to the Earth every 16 years. In 1995, 73P fell apart. The comet's nucleus split into many "mini-comets".
On May 12, 13 and 14, 2006 the fragments were passing the Earth closer than any comet has come in more than twenty years.

The closest fragment was about six million miles away, that’s twenty-five times farther than the Moon. In 2022, the comet fragments are expected to pass nearer to the Earth than in 2006

More information can be found here.
http://www.ea.gr/ep/d-space/news/CometMay2006.htm


DSPACE Dissemination workshop, 1 April 2006, Ampelakia of Larissa
EA and QPLAN in collaboration with the Greek Astronomical Society organized a dissemination workshop on the 1st of April 2006 within the context of the 11th National Conference of the Greek Physical Society that took place in the area Ampelakia of Larissa.

More information can be found here.
http://www.ea.gr/ep/d-space/news/Syn_Ampelakia.htm


Total Solar Eclipse on the 29th of March
A Total Solar Eclipse, centered on 10:12 UT, was visible across Africa (from the coast of Ghana into Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Libya, and the Libya/Egypt border), the Mediterranean, Turkey, and central Asia. Greatest eclipse, with 4 minutes 7 seconds of totality, occured in southern Libya. Regions near the path of totality will see a partial solar eclipse. The DSpace team (Vagelis Tsamis, Kyriaki Tigani, Stefanos Sofologis - Greek Astronomical Society - Sofoklis Sotiriou, Stavros Savas - Ellinogermaniki Agogi - and Costas Tsolakidis - University of Aegean) traveled to Kasteloriso and set up two solar telescopes with CCD cameras to observe the phenomenon.
The emission was be realized from the school of Kastelorizo.

More information can be found here.
http://www.ea.gr/ep/d-space/news/TotalEclipse29M06.htm

4th National Conference of Astronomy, 9-11 September 2005, Athens, Greece
The Hellenic Astronomy League organized the 4th National Conference that took place at Eugenides Foundation premises on 9-11 September 2005.
During the Conference the DSpace Project as well as the DSpace service were presented to the Amateur Astronomers and the wider public.

More information can be found here.
http://www.astronomia.org.gr/

International Astronomical Summer School, 22-31 July 2005, Rozhen, Bulgaria
Institute of Astronomy with the National Astronomical Observatory-Rozhen, Bulgaria, and the Informational Center for European Educational Programmes -Bulgaria organized International Youth Astronomical Summer Schools.
Students from last classes who were interested in astronomy  had the opportunity to participate in observations of astronomical objects, listen to lectures and discuss in the National Astronomical Observatory-Rozhen.
Together with astronomers from the Observatory the young people worked on interesting observational programmes, they were taught in the Planetarium in Smolian town, they saw interesting historical and nature monuments.

More information can be found here.
http://www.geocities.com/astroschool2005/

eLearning Conference, 19-20 May 2005, Brussels, Belgium
In support of the revitalisation of the Lisbon agenda to become the world’s most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010, the European Commission organised a conference on eLearning which took place in Brussels on 19-20 May 2005.
The conference brought together a cross section of the various stakeholders involved in eLearning in Europe, and provided the perfect forum for sharing experiences, exchanging good practices and taking stock of the added value of using ICT in education and training.

While the European Union enjoys one of the highest levels of education and has the necessary investment capacity, there is much progress yet to be made in the use of new information and communication technologies. The conference reflected on the need to reform education and training systems for the knowledge society, promoting digital literacy, e-skills, the upskilling of the workforce and lifelong learning for all.

More information can be found here.
http://www.elearningconference.org

4th Science Centre World Congress, 10-14 April 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
We live in a world of contrasts
The tremendous advancement of science and technology and the shaping of an international community based on a global economy and communication have in many ways strengthened barriers that limit the quality of life in both developed and developing countries. Boundaries separating science from the public understanding of its meanings and developments, and isolating underserved communities and disabled people from education.
Barriers between cultures, religions, rich and poor, science and art.

How do we overcome such barriers? The third Science Centre World Congress recognised that one of the main challenges for the sustainability of science centres and museums is to reinforce the relevance and legitimacy of their action among local communities, while maintaining scientific integrity and high-quality standards. During the 4SCWC, we debated these issues with a special emphasis on our contribution to equity and social inclusion, and discuss how we can help ensure that our population has access to health, education, leisure, culture, a healthy environment, and a life without fear and violence. In short, we pursued ways to help people fully exercise their rights as citizens and benefit from the achievements of science.

More information can be found here.
http://www.museudavida.fiocruz.br/4scwc/