GHOU Conferences

GHOU 2023

Date: 23-27 August 2023
Kagoshima, Japan – Hybrid Event
Organizer: Amanogawa Galaxy Astronomy Research Center (AGARC)

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GHOU 2022

Date: 22-25 August 2022
Organizer: GHOU Association

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GHOU 2021

Date: 23-27 August 2021
Organizer: GHOU Association

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GHOU 2020

Date: 22-28 August 2020
Organizer: GHOU Association

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First North Africa Regional Conference - 2019

Date: 24-29 September 2019
Ifrane, Morocco
Organizer: Al Akhawayn University

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GHOU 2019

Date: 18-23 August 2019
Obs. de Haute-Provence, France

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First Asian Regional Conference

Date: 7-9 March 2019
Pokhara, Nepal
Organizer: Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus

GHOU 2018

Date: 13-18 August 2018
Kuffner Observatory, Viena, Austria
Organizer: Kuffner Observatory

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GHOU 2017

Date: 15-21 August 2018
Kentucky, USA
Organizer: Western Kentucky University

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GHOU 2016

Date: 22-27 August 2016
Stord, Norway
Organizer: Stord/Haugesund University College

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GHOU 2015

Date: 4-9 August 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Organizer: HOU-US

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GHOU 2014

Date: 8-12 September 2014
Cascais, Portugal

Organizer: ESPC & GHOU

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GHOU 2013

Date: 2-4 August 2013
Venue: Volos, Greece
Organizer: Discover the Cosmos

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GHOU 2012

Date: 8-13 July 2012
Venue: Ifrane, Morocco
Organizer: Al Akhawayn University

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GHOU 2011

Date: 1-7 August 2011
Venue: Wisconsin, USA
Organizer: Yerkes Observatory and George Williams College

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GHOU 2010

Date: 1-7 August 2010
Venue: Garching, Germany
Organizer: Technische University Munich (TUM) and European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Munich, Germany

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GHOU 2009

Date: 22-29 July 2009
Venue: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Organizer: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

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GHOU 2008

Date: 16-23 July 2008
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal
Organizer:  NUCLIO

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GHOU 2007

Date: 13-17 July 2007
Venue: Tokyo, Japan
Organizer:  Japan Hands-On Universe (JAHOU)

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GHOU 2006

Date: 7-10 August 2006
Venue: France
Organizer: Observatoire de Haute Provence

GHOU 2005

Date: 1-5 August 2005
Venue:  Beijing, China

GHOU 2004

Date: 25-31 July 2004
Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia
Organizer: Pulkovo Observatory/University of St Petersburg

GHOU 2003

Venue: Paris, France
Organizer: Université Pierre et Marie Curie

GHOU 2000 - 2002


GHOU 1997 - 1999

Meetings at Yerkes Observatory, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA.

GHOU 1996

GHOU began in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1996, as an international organization for university professors, professional astronomers and astrophysicists who had one specific goal: involve high school astronomy teachers and students in more specialized work in Astronomy and Astrophysics. 

In 2008, GHOU members created the Galileo Teacher Training Program.

HOU 1995

Hands-On Universe

Teachers all over the USA started special Classroom Training.

HOU 1994

Hands-On Universe (HOU) project began in 1994.