Global-HOU Meeting - Lisbon July 2008
Location & Travel
Practical Info
Social Events

This is the 11th Global Hands-on Universe Meeting organized in 2008 by NUCLIO in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting will be divided in two parts that complement each other. From 16th to the 18th sessions on Global-HOU resources (Workshop) and from the 20th to the 23rd presentations and posters (Meeting). The 19th will be devoted to a tour visiting Sintra and Óbidos, two very nice ancient towns near Lisbon.


The location of the workshop has changed. Please check out the Location & Travel page for details.



You can now download the A3 Poster here:


Main Topics

Workshop (July 16th -18th)

  • GHOU@IYA2009 activities
  • Galileo Teacher Training Program (IYA2009 cornerstone)
  • Astronomical Software ( Salsa J, Stellarium, Astrometrica, ...)
  • GHOU campaigns (Asteroid search, Supernova follow-up, ...)
  • Robotic telescopes
  • GHOU Resources
  • Hands-on Activities

Meeting (July 20th -23rd)

  • Hands-on Universe Around the Globe
  • IYA2009 / Galileo Teacher Training Programme
  • Telescopes and Mining Astronomical Database for Education
  • Teacher Education/Development and Science@schools
  • Global Projects and Campaigns
  • Astronomy EPO and the community
  • Resources - Online, physical materials and distribution


Local Organizing Committee

  • Rosa Doran (Co-Chair, NUCLIO)
  • Carl Pennypacker (Co-Chair, UC Berkeley)
  • Maria José Ribeiro Gomes (CFNUL)
  • Luísa Almeida (NUCLIO)
  • Leonor Cabral (NUCLIO)
  • Carlos Santos (NUCLIO)
  • José Saraiva (NUCLIO)
  • Miguel Moreira (NUCLIO)
  • Carolina Sousa (NUCLIO)
  • Mário Ramos (NUCLIO)
  • Grom Matthies (NUCLIO)

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Carl Pennypacker (U.C. Berkeley)
  • Roger Ferlet (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
  • Lech Mankiewicz (Centrum Fizyki Teoretycznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
  • Rosa Doran (Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia)
  • Toshihiro Handa (University of Tokyo)
  • Honfeng Guo (National Astronomical Observatories of China)
  • Susan Murabana (Africa HOU)
  • Pedro Russo (IYA2009 Coordinator)
  • João Fernandes (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • João Caraça (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian)
  • Nuno Crato (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)
  • Filipe Duarte Santos (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa)