Objective: Provide advice & training about matters relating to astronomical heritage.

Teaching theory and practical skills, in the context of astronomical heritage, cover a range of topics including institutional heritage, document archiving, care for old telescopes, digitization of valuable documents & objects, the training of astro-tourism guides, liason with universities, self-study online courses, and assisting other archives with inventory & metadata gathering.

Current projects

Two projects were identified during the first 2016 planning cycle:

  1. Astronomy and Astronomical Heritage For Beginners workshop (Project leader: Auke Slotegraaf)
  2. Heritage Day Celebrations
  3. International Monument Day Celebrations

Collaborators and project partners are warmly invited to contact the Centre if they are interested in working together on these projects.