Science in Space: project for 4th formers | 10-09-2012

Claudia Callies
Have you always wanted to know more about black holes? Would you like to be able to determine the distance between the earth and a recently discovered supernova, based on data collected by the Hubble telescope? Are you interested in extrasolar planets? Would you like to be able to discover one? Do you find the possible existence of forms of life in remote places of the universe intriguing? Would you like to benefit from the knowledge and experience of international space scientists? If your answer to any one of these questions is yes, the Science in Space project (SiS) is just the thing you are looking for. SiS is an international project run by the SGL and the Gymnasium Paulinum in Münster, Germany. 16 pupils from the 4th form of each school will participate. The project consists of two parts. The first part will take place in Leiden. We will host our guests from Germany from Sunday 11 November until Wednesday 14 November 2012. The second part will take place in Münster. Pupils from Leiden will visit Münster from Sunday 3 March until Wednesday 6 May 2013. The costs of the project will be € 150 per participant. This amount includes the costs of transportation to Münster. You qualify as a potential participant in the SiS project if:
• you are currently a pupil in 4th form;
• you like physics and mathematics;
• these two subjects (physics and mathematics B) are part of your current curriculum. If you wish to participate, please send a letter of application by e-mail to Ms Callies and Mr Van Eeghen before Monday, 10 September 2011. This letter of application should contain:
• your motivation to participate in the project;
• the subjects of your current curriculum;
• whether or not you have applied for (an)other international project(s), and, if so, for which one(s).

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