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Besides the regular activities organized through the initiatives "Astronomia para as Escolas", "Astronomia para o Público" and "Planetário do Porto", CAUP is also actively involved in other initiatives such as:
  • organization or participation in events;
  • development of (multimedia) content for schools or the general public;
  • scientific review of books and/or textbooks with astronomy contents;
  • etc...

The various initiatives are partly supported through funding obtained from:
  • national projects;
  • international projects;
  • institutional support, sponsorship and patronage of science;
  • services and own funds.

CAUP is also home to several research and development activities in the areas of science education and outreach (Astronomy), hosting in particular Masters and/or PhD projects. CAUP also seeks to raise the visibility of its research activity in general, and this particular component on science education and outreach, through:
  • publications in international and national journals or conference proceedings;
  • communications in conferences (national and international);
  • dissertations and thesis;
  • articles in the media;
  • etc...