Stargazers pp 218-218 | Cite as

Astronomical Education in Poland

  • Katarzyna Turaj
Conference paper


Astronomical education is undergoing a fundamental change in Poland with the introduction in 1987 September of a revised astronomy programme. Although previously taught as a separate subject, it was often neglected by pupils concentrating on examinations for other subjects. Astronomy is now treated as part of the physics course and will be taught to all grades of pupils. This contribution also described the encouragement of astronomy through school astronomy groups, summer camps and the Astronomy Olympiads, where the winners are excused from entrance examinations to university if taking astronomy or physics courses.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarzyna Turaj
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsWyzsza Szkola PedagogioznaKrakowPoland

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