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.
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.
The next day there was a workshop in a computer room provided by CERN. The workshop started with a presentation from Mr. Menelaos Sotiriou about the usage of D-Space service. Dr. George Neofotistos, MENON Network EEIG, continued with a validation report and finally Dr. Ioannis Papamastorakis, professor at the University of Crete, discussed matters relating to the use of robotic telescopes and technical aspects regarding the users' observational requests. At the end of the workshop the participants had free time in the computer room to subscribe and use the D-Space service aided by the D-Space team. The event provided additional meaningful information for validation purposes through the developed questionnaires.
The last day of
the conference the SkyWatch 2006 Contest award ceremony took place.
Dr. Ioannis Papamastorakis demonstrated the use of robotic telescopes
by remotely moving a telescope located in Skinakas Observatory, Greece,
using a web page. There was a camera next to the telescope, broadcasted
the event and the participants could see the telescope moving.