Listed below are various links to institutions cooperating with the Blaauw Observatory or related to astronomy (in alphabetical order).
De Blaauw Observatory regularly cooperates with the Groninger Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde (GVWS). The GVWS organizes activities on various issues related to weather and astronomy, such as lectures, astronomy courses for adults and stargazing days.
The IMC Weekendschool introduces curious youngsters to enthusiastic professionals and their diverse job fields. On Sunday, children (10 to 13 years) receive lessons regarding different professions. The children will actively experience what the profession of the guest lecturer is about. For example, students learn pleiding from lawyers and stitching from surgeons. Lessons are arranged in such a way that stimulating, magical moments will arise. These moments will become experiences that will broaden the horizon. The weekend school challenges its students to push their boundaries, to look further, to dare and to do more. We also work on competences such as cooperation, presentation and citizenship.
In 1998, the first IMC Weekend School opened its doors in Amsterdam Zuidoost and currently there are ten IMC Weekend Schools, including one in Groningen.
The JWG (Jongerenwerkgroep voor Sterrenkunde) is the astronomy association for young people aged 8 to 21 who are interested in astronomy. The JWG has regional branches all over the country that regularly organize fun astronomical activities. Of course they also come together more often just for fun.
At the beginning of 2015 a JWG department in Groningen started. This new department organizes activities for children aged 6-12 and young people aged 13-16 years.
Observatory Ulrum is a one-man observatory that regularly contributes to the public events of the Blaauw Observatory. The observatory was built by Aries van Calcar, former sea captain and chairman of the GVWS. The conditions for observing stars are ideal in Ulrum because there is no disturbing ambient light.
Observatory Ulrum is open during national stargazing nights, provides lectures on weather and astronomy and also offers the opportunity to come and see stars by a telescope on a clear evening. The observatory can be found at Elensterweg 26 in Ulrum.
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