Teaching and Communicating Astronomy at Rey Juan Carlos University

  • M. Hernán-ObispoEmail author
  • A. Serrano
  • J. Aguirre
  • P. San Martín
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)


We present our activities of popularization of Astronomy at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, especially our 30-h workshop for people older than 55 (University for the Elderly) held since the academic year 2002/2003. Our course aims to introduce the basic topics on Astronomy to a group of motivated students who, in most cases, were not able to complete their education in their youth due to the historical environment of Spain in the middle of the twentieth century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hernán-Obispo
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Serrano
    • 2
  • J. Aguirre
    • 3
  • P. San Martín
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Astrofísica, Facultad C.C. FísicasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Architecture and Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, High Technical School of Computer EngineeringRey Juan Carlos UniversityMadridSpain
  3. 3.Centro de AstrobiologíaInstituto Nacional de Técnica AerospacialMadridSpain
  4. 4.Centro de Biología Molecular Severo OchoaMadridSpain

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