NASE Astronomy Training for Teachers and Amateur Astronomer with Physics Approach and Cultural Tourism

  • Yudhiakto Pramudya Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Nur Rifai Akhsan Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • M Khairul Ardi Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Fajrul Falah Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Nurul Miftakhul Jannah Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Ratnawati Ratnawati Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Cintha Ayu Wandira Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Elvi Nurridho Khasanah Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Rosa M Ros Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Sepanyol
Keywords: Astronomy, Culture, Workshop, Observation


Physics teachers often face obstacles in training their students in the Astronomy Olympiad. Amateur astronomers also need some knowledge of astronomy. Astronomy knowledge which is the basis for studying astronomy has begun to be abandoned by the younger generation. These problems can be overcome by astronomical training with a physics and cultural approach to physics teachers and amateur astronomers from various provinces in Indonesia. The Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) regularly holds astronomy training in various countries. The training is carried out for 4 days virtually using simple equipment and can be obtained easily and inexpensively. The equipment is to help the understanding of astronomy and astrophysics. In addition, a virtual visit to the Muhammadiyah Museum was conducted to introduce Muhammadiyah's contribution to the development of Islamic astronomy in Indonesia. The average increase in Pre-Test and Post-Test results was 24.3% of the 25 participants who submitted the test. The high increase was in the field of physics while in the field of culture there was a decrease. This is due to the disproportionate composition of training material between the fields of physics and cultural tourism. The implementation of online training also causes participants to lack understanding of cultural aspects in astronomy learning. Participants also provided feedback that more time was needed for observation activities