SiS: a new international project for 4th formers | 03-09-2011

C. Callies en J. van Eeghen
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 the role satellites play in GPS systems? 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 en the Kaiser Wilhelm- und Ratsgymnasium in Hannover, 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 Hannover. Pupils from Leiden will visit Hannover from Sunday 13 November until Wednesday 16 November 2011. The second part will take place in Leiden. We will host our guests from Germany from  Sunday 6 May until Wednesday 9 May 2012. The costs of the project will be € 150 per participant. This amount includes the costs of transportation to Hannover.

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, 12 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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