Previous Programmes

This is a listing of previous very successful educational programmes run by ESO or with major ESO participation, presented for historical purposes. Please note that these pages may be no longer maintained, which can result in outdated information and, occasionally, broken links.

Catch a Star - 2002–2008

Catch a Star! is an international astronomy competition for school students, organized by ESO. Old link: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eduoff/cas/

Science on Stage - 2005–2007

Link: http://www.scienceonstage.net/

Venus Transit 2004

Link: http://www.vt-2004.org/

On June 8, 2004, Venus - the Earth' s sister planet - passed in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. This very rare event lasted about 6 hours and was visible from most of Europe, Africa and Asia. It was followed by hundreds of millions of people all over the Earth.

Couldn't be without it! - 2002

Link: http://info.web.cern.ch/info/scitech/

This Educational Programme is organised by ESO , CERN , ESA , the European Fusion Development Agreement(EFDA) , the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) , the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) , and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) , and with the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) , the European Physical Society (EPS) , as partners, and supported by the European Union (EU) during the European Week for Science and Technology in 2002.

Life in the Universe - 2001

Link: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eduoff/liu/

This Educational Programme is organised by ESO , CERN and ESA , with the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) , the European Physical Society (EPS) , the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) as partners, and supported by the European Union (EU) during the European Week for Science and Technology in 2001.

Physics On Stage - 2000

Link: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eduoff/pos/

This Programme was organised by CERN , ESA , ESO , the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) , the European Physical Society (EPS) and the European Union (EU) during the European Week for Science and Technology in 2000.

Sea & Space - 1998

Old link: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eduoff/seaspace/docs/

This Educational Programme was organised by ESA , ESO , the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and the European Union (EU) during the European Week for Scientific and Technological Culture in 1998.

Astronomy On-Line - 1996 – 1999

Link: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eduoff/aol/

This Educational Programme was organised in a collaboration between ESO, the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and the European Union (EU) during the 4th European Week for Scientific and Technological Culture in 1996. The programme was again active in 1999, in connection with the total solar eclipse on August 11, 1999.