Space Education at Space Assembly in Moscow

More than one hundred students and over fifty secondary school teachers participate in COSPAR 40th Scientific Assembly's special educational program aimed at broader dissemination of space science achievements among those, who train future researchers. It includes lectures, workshops, held by Russian and foreign scientists, and trips to space organizations of Moscow and Moscow region.

Special program for young scientists and secondary school teachers is a special feature of COSPAR 40th Scientific Assembly in Moscow. It was developed to bring closer school physics and actual science, which are rather often divided by a gap. Another aim of the program is to help young students participate in one of large scientific conferences and learn about the frontiers of the space science from researchers, actually involved in it.
The program consists of two parts: Youth Scientific School and Conference и Lectures for Secondary School Teachers. However, they have much common elements and constitute an integral part of the scientific program of the Assembly as a whole, as the participants will have every opportunity to visit talks and lectures of the Assembly.
More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students participate in the Youth Scientific School and Conference, over 50 of them will present their work at poster sessions. As these event is mainly aimed at Russian participants, the posters will be presented both in Russian and English.
Over 50 secondary school teachers from various regions of Russia will listen to lectures and special meetings, part of which is devoted to the use of space data in classroom with the help of new information technologies and data processing software.
Moreover, the program includes several roundtables and lectures on the 'hot topics' of space research: space weather, solar-terrestrial relations, lunar exploration, space technologies, to name just a few. Participants will also have a chance to visit renown space centers, such as Cosmonaut Training Center in Zvezdnyi, Mission Control Center in Korolev, Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, and Museum of Earth Science and telescope at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Youth Scientific School and Conference and Lectures for Secondary School Teachers at COSPAR 40th Scientific Assembly are supported by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Moscow City Government.
For further information, please, contact Vladimir Radchenko, deputy director of MSU Skobeltsyn Institute for Nuclear Physics
COSPAR, short for Committee on Space Research, was established in 1958 by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), now the International Council for Science. COSPAR's objectives are to promote on an international level scientific research in space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions, and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research. COSPAR's first Space Science Symposium was organized in Nice in January 1960. In 1970, the thirteenth Scientific Assembly of COSPAR was held in Leningrad, than in the USSR. COSPAR 40th Scientific Assembly in Moscow is held in Lomonosov Moscow State University and supported by the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Moscow City Government. Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Chair of the Government of the Russian Federation, heads the National Organizing Committee.
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