June 5, 2014. SolarLab: 38 500 students and 140 schoolteachers participated in the first year of the project.

SolarLab is a public outreach initiative which aim is to bring the mysteries of the Sun to the secondary and high schools students in the Canaries Islands.

During two years, and for about a week, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) moves a solar telescope to each of the participating centers to give the students over 12 years old the opportunity to study and appreciate the star that ensures survival on the Earth.

As part of SolarLab, the winners of the competition “Canarians under the same sky” were received at the IAC as a starting point of a two days programme (June 4-5, 2014) that also includes visits to the Teide Observatory, to the Teide National Park and to the Museum of Science and Cosmos. 

The 45 prizewinners (36 students and 9 teachers) are from the 7 Canary Islands and were selected based on the videos they presented to show the work and activities they performed as part of the SolarLab project.

SOLARNET collaborates in SolarLab and shares the goal of making solar physics research more attractive and more comprehensible for young students and for the public in general.

See the Image Gallery.

More details at SolarLab (in Spanish).


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