Euro-Asian Association of Astronomy Teachers
Founding of the Association
Zelenchuk, November, 6, 1995.
With a purpose to support the enthusiasm of the young amateurs and their teachers, to give them a possibility to test their knowledge and to help them to get in touch with their like-minded friends, the I Open Russian Astronomy Olympiad has been organized by the Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS) and Ministry of Education of Russian Federation in May 1994 in town of Yaroslavl', Central Russia.
Teaching conference took place in Yaroslavl' amoung other events during the Olympiad. School teachers and university professors, participated in this conference, focused on the role of astronomy in secondary school teaching, and drew up a declaration which summarises their experience and underlines the urgent need for an international association of Teachers interested in astronomy and astronomy education in secondary and high school. A temporary organizing committee was set up in order to prepare the Founding Conference, which took place at the Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO RAS, North Caucasus) in November 1995.
On November 6, 1995 the Euro-Asian Association was founded.
The main purpose of the Association is to improve and promote astronomical education at all levels in all institutions involved in teaching astronomy in the states of Euro-Asian Astronomical Society.