School Teaching

Astronomy classes at school are obligatory only in  Mecklenburg West-Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringa. In 2007, the federal-state government of saxony decided to abolish astronomy as a subject at school - against the protest of the population. Astronomy is an elective subject at high school though in Brandenburg. In all other federal states, astronomy is taught in the framework of clubs for pupils or other subjects, such as geography or physics.

The AVV therefore also strives to convey astronomical knowledge in schools. This had been started in high schools and secondary schools some years ago by holding astronomy lectures in the framework of the physics classes. This is accomplished either by having the school classes and their physics teachers in the lecture hhall of the observatory, or by an AVV member visiting the school and presenting an astronomy lecture there. Unfortunately, also these activities had to be suspended in February 2020, since the increasing Corona infections did not permit this anymore. As soon as the situation will allow, the AVV will resume its engagement at schools in the surrounding region. In what follows, a breakdown of past activities at schools is presented.

Datum
Schule/Klasse
Ort
AVV
Fachlehrer
16.08.2012 Gymnasium Calvarienberg
Ahrweiler, Oberstufe
Schul-Aula
U. Klein
Fr. Siebel
Hr. Gussone
09.11.2016 Realschule plus Daun
Volksbank Daun
U. Klein
Hr. Kujat
06.04.2017 Gesamtschule Kelberg
Klassen 5 + 6
Hörsaal der AVV
M. Miller
H. Heimbach
F. Scholer

05.05.2017 Realschule plus Hillesheim
Klasse 5
Hörsaal der AVV
U. Klein
F. Scholer
Fr. Gärtner
28.01.2018
Grundschule Nord, Bitburg
MINT-AG
Hörsaal der AVV
F. Scholer
Fr. Gorges
Fr. Ant
16.05.2018
Kita St. Luzia Wanderath
Vorschulkinder
Hörsaal der AVV
U. Klein
A. Sommer
M. Miller
Fr. Wagner
Fr. Ant
04.12.2018
Balthasar-Neumann-Technikum
Trier, Physik-AG
Hörsaal der AVV
F. Scholer
Hr. Krmpotic
Fr. Ant
17.04.2019
BBS Gerolstein
Hörsaal der AVV
Hörsaal der AVV
U. Klein
Hr. Heinen
08.11.2019
TMG und GSG Daun TMG Daun
Berufsmesse
U. Klein
Fr. Dr. Lauer
12.02.2020
TMG Daun
Grundkurs Physik, Klasse 13
Hörsaal der AVV U. Klein
Fr. Dr. Lauer