In addition to the activities we already offer, our ambition is to offer a broad and contemporary school programme. This is now under development and will be published on this website in the coming months.
In the meantime, you can look at educational programs on astronomy already running in Leiden.
Universe Awareness is an international educational program aimed at children aged 4-12 years old worldwide. It offers high-quality teaching materials for children and teachers, with a network of astronomers and teachers in more than 64 countries. Universe Awareness was founded at Leiden Observatory and is one of the projects of the Astronomy & Society Group of Leiden University.
Space Awareness is a European educational programme aimed at children aged 8-18 in Europe, Africa and Asia. It offers high-quality teaching materials for children, young adults and teachers. Space Awareness was founded at Sterrewacht Leiden and is one of the projects of the Astronomy & Society Group of Leiden University.
Leiden is one of the partners of the Verwonder Passport, a Leiden educational program that makes schoolchildren and families wonder about the world of Nature, Science, Technology and Sustainability. This can be done in real life, at school, or with the partners, as well as in the digital wonder world.
Children in possession of a Verwonder Passport can unlock additional digital content at the Old Observatory by participating in a workshop. After the workshop, the Verwonder Passports will be scanned at the Verwonder Tablet. This allows them to continue learning about their favourite subjects at home.