Main Objectives
  • To motivate to a more passionate study of the scientific subjects in order to observe “the starry sky above me” with a scientific but also wondering eye and getting aware of the beauty of mathematics.
  • To use more motivating and involving forms of learning techniques such as investigation that will allow the addressed people to go beyond the sky and to recognize the epistemological value of research “that has no end”: just think about the new discoveries related to the Planet 9 and the Gravitational Waves and the latest ones.
  • To develop a scientific and technological knowledge with the use of old and new instruments.
  • To improve the collaborative spirit that has always permeated the research and the scientific discoveries both for students and teachers.
  • To give the teachers the chance to be trained as CLIL teachers as the project language is English and no country involved is an English-speaking country.
  • To get more stimulus on research of new teaching techniques and a more effective cooperation.
  • To exploit the equipments in a more proper and academic way in the partner schools.
  • To get, by means of this project, a full awareness of the need and the worth of the school technologies useful for didactic aim, teachers training and for a major exposure to the territory.
  • To study the history of astronomy, as a way to link the Eastern (Spain as the way to know the Arabian culture) and Western thoughts, which can be a useful means to foster the inclusion of different cultures, in a period in which national states are undergoing a severe crisis.

The examination of the results of the OCSE Pisa research about students’ achievements in scientific literacy highlights that most European students need to improve their skills and competences in this field, which is basic and transversal to acquire a fundamental knowledge to be used and enriched in the perspective of the life long learning. Thus, the addressees of the project are students aged 14-17 and teachers from four countries geographically located in the different cardinal points in the European Union.

The interchange of practices and the knowledge acquired by the students will represent two complementary aspects of a project aiming at the “scientific” and “human” development of all the protagonists involved in it. The new “light” projected on this learning experience will help the students to become more aware of some of the “dark” spots which have been the object of investigation since ancient times. Research never ends and everyone could have an important role in it, starting from school experiences of paramount importance.

The regular confrontation and exchange of information, competences and ideas among teachers is fundamental in order to teach in a more effective and innovative way.