Outreach and Education in Asiago
Asiago branch of the INAF- Astronomical Observatory of Padua is the ideal
place for the direct contact of the public with astronomy and for promoting
the scientific research of our Institute.
The domes, the telescopes operating in Asiago and the presence, since 1999, of a multimedia room dedicated to education and outrech activities, allow to organize a rich programme for students, teachers, and visitors, with lectures, courses, visits to the Copernico telescope of Cima Ekar, and sky observations.
Our aim is to explain to the
audience the research work of telescopes and astronomers, in the past and at
present and to analyse particular astronomical topics,
according to the interests of the audience. We accomodate 3500-4000 students
every year and 3000-3500 people. Visitors, and in particular teachers
and students, are asked to fill up a questionnaire after the lectures.