SkyLight - a Global Science Opera

Published: 26/07/2015

SkyLight - a Global Science Opera is an ICT-based international creative education project within the Write a Science Opera (WASO) initiative and the EU Comenius Project CREAT-It.

For the first time, children, scientists, artists, and educators in 35 countries in all the inhabited continents, will create a single creative artwork through which they will learn about a fascinating scientific theme which has changed the way in which we understand our world: Light.

SkyLight is an official project of UNESCOs International Year of Light 2015, and has been endorsed by the International Astronomical Union, Lunar Mission One, and World Space Week. It is also a collaboration with various European projects and international networks which support creativity in science learning.

During 2015, students from schools all around the world within the Galileo Teacher Training Programme will collaborate to create and perform a Science Opera inspired by Cosmic Light together via ICT tools, providing a platform for both creative science learning as well as cross-border friendship and cooperation.

During SkyLight, pupils from the various countries will participate in a Science Opera by two distinct methods, with approximately half the countries participating by each method: Light (participating through the ICOE app (www.ICOE.dk) developed by the Royal Danish Opera and the Malmø Opera) and Sound (participating through performance of music on various instruments).

Award-winning space and nature photographer Babak Tafreshi will provide images for the SkyLight performance and PR material.

The performance of SkyLight will take place in the involved countries simultaneously in October 2015 to coincide with the final conference of the CREAT-IT project.

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