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ICE-CSIC collaborates with European Space Agency's CESAR project for the training of teachers in space sciences

 

This image shows the jet and shadow of the black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy together for the first time.Credits: R.-S. Lu (SHAO), E. Ros (MPIfR), S. Dagnello (NRAO/AUI/NSF).

This image shows the jet and shadow of the black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy together for the first time.Credits: R.-S. Lu (SHAO), E. Ros (MPIfR), S. Dagnello (NRAO/AUI/NSF).

 

Starting the 2023-2024 academic year, the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) collaborates with the European Space Agency (ESA) CESAR project, which organises online training courses for teachers on topics related to space sciences. On 5-8 February 2024, the second course of the academic period will take place, this time focused on black holes.

The trainings, which last 4 days and are held bimonthly, focus on cutting-edge topics in astrophysics and space exploration and include experts from both ESA and other collaborating entities. The second of the four courses in Spanish for the 2023-2024 academic year is titled "The black holes", see more information here, and teachers can register for free at the following link.

The course program will focus on a journey through the fascinating science of black holes, from basic notions to cutting-edge research such as the science behind the first images of black holes. All of this is accompanied by demonstrations on how to bring these topics to the classroom. Mar Mezcua, researcher at ICE-CSIC and IEEC, and Jorge Rivero, head of ICE-CSIC Communication and Outreach Office, will participate as speakers in this course.

The CESAR team organises the course in collaboration with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) and in particular the Robotic Telescope Project (PETER), the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), the Territorial Center for Innovation and Teacher Training of Madrid Oeste (CTIF Madrid Oeste), the Center for Training, Innovation and Educational Resources of the Valencian Community (CEFIRE Valencia), the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia (CAC), the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE- CSIC), the National Astronomical Observatory and the Yebes Observatory and from Argentina, the National Commission for Argentine Activities (CONAE) and the National Teacher Training Institute (INFoD).

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