The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for The Netherlands

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Joanna Holt
Dr Joanna Holt
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - The Netherlands
Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA)

I’m originally from the UK but have been living and working in The Netherlands since 2008. After obtaining a PhD in Astrophysics and working for several years as a postdoc, I moved into STEM Education and Outreach. I spent several years working in the European Space Agency’s Education Team on a variety of projects at primary and secondary level including developing classroom resources, teacher training events and educational competitions. In 2016 I moved to the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, AUAS) to teach science and science didactics to trainee primary school teachers. In June 2020, I partially moved to the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) to take up the position of Education Manager. Our education projects operate on a national level and include a group of inflatable mobile planetariums which visit around 300 of schools each year. I also continue to work at the AUAS on a number of science didactics research projects.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Jaap Vreeling
Jaap Vreeling
Team Member, NAEC team - The Netherlands

Formerly the NL astronomy outreach centre of NOVA now retired to Sint Eustatius

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for The Netherlands please contact:
Dr Joanna Holt via j.holt​atuva.nl

Astronomy Education in The Netherlands

For more information on Astronomy Education in The Netherlands, see the Astronomy Education in The Netherlands document (PDF file 217.87 kB Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team