Exploring the secrets of the cosmos on foot: Astronomy clubs and peripatetism.

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
, UTC: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
, UTC: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
, UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
, UTC: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
, UTC: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
, UTC: 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
, Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
, UTC: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Today in the traditional educational environment, the teaching of astronomy is often limited to the confines of the classroom, based on textbooks and theoretical explanations. This methodology can seem abstract and distant for students, who cannot directly experience celestial phenomena and their connection to the universe.
But the world of astronomy is changing. The astronomy and peripatetic clubs, the latter an educational philosophy that proposes learning outside the classroom and in open spaces, using everything that surrounds us as we walk as the main resource for teaching, they have emerged as vehicles for teaching of astronomy beyond the classroom and bring it closer to tangible reality.


I am a university professor with ten years of experience, I dedicate myself to the chairs of Strategies and resources for learning, biology and chemistry. Since I was little I liked Astronomy and recently I took some courses in that area. With the passing of time and with a lot of sacrifice, I was able to found an Astronomy club for the first time in the hundred years of my city's history. Its members are mostly students from my university, but the club is planned for the entire community in general and to later be taken to educational institutions of all levels. Our club will promote and boost astronomy and science throughout our municipality.