Grupo de Astronomia da Universidade da Madeira

NAME

Grupo de Astronomia da Universidade da Madeira

ADDRESS

Universidade da Madeira
Caminho da Penteada
Funchal
9000-390 Portugal

CONTACT

Pedro Augusto

PHONE

+351 291 705 158

EMAIL

augusto@uma.pt

URL

www.uma.pt/astro

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

OTHER INFORMATION

We are an active Astronomy Group, promoting Science (Astronomy) to the Grand Public and School Children and Teachers. With a team of professionals and amateurs, we have the qualifications to prepare teachers in Astronomy and the ability to give talks and projects to young pupils at schools. We reside in a small island (Madeira), with 230 000 inhabitants. We have a small Laboratory of Astronomy and Instrumentation, available for all levels, from primary school to science projects at the PhD level at the University.

Our current plans include: i) the installation of a small optical observatory in the mountains (excellent site - professional level); ii) the installation of a professional radio telescope (25-32 m diameter) at Madeira.