Meet our Team!

Learn more about the La SciL project team:

DFET (United Kingdom)

DFET is a charitable company limited by guarantee, founded by Dr M C (Dill) Faulkes to support projects inspiring young people through science and maths. DFET established the Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) allowing schools to take part in real science through free-of-charge access to robotic telescopes. Since 2005, FTP has been an education partner of Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), which operates a worldwide network of 21 telescopes, including the 2-m Faulkes Telescopes (in Hawai’i and Australia). These research-grade facilities are available in both real-time and queue-scheduled mode. Follow-up observations are often made of new and/or interesting targets. Teachers and students participate fully in the scientific process; from target selection to observing to data analysis.

EA (Greece)

Ellinogermaniki Agogi is one of the most innovative schools in Europe with 2300 students (ages 5 to 18) and 250 teachers. The school continuously modernizes STEM education by promoting and creating learning environments for students and offering numerous opportunities for teachers’ professional development enabling them to thrive in the landscape of unprecedented challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.

FORTH (Greece)

The Institute of Astrophysics – FORTH in the island of Crete, Greece, manages Skinakas Observatory and its prime goals are: to perform cutting edge research in select areas of theoretical and observational astrophysics, to train students and early stage researchers in acquiring technical and analytical skills so as to address outstanding open questions in astrophysics and beyond, and to engage with the local community in educational and public outreach activities.

NUCLIO (Portugal)

NUCLIO is a non-governmental organisation that trains teachers in the use of new technologies, innovative methodologies, promotion of real research in the classroom where students are introduced to the scientific methods using robotic telescopes, data mining, and other advanced tools for science learning. NUCLIO is the coordinator of one of the largest astronomy education efforts in the world, the Galileo Teacher Training Program.

OeWF (Austria)

The Austrian Space Forum is one of the leading institutions conducting Mars analog missions, thus paving the way for the future human exploration of the Red Planet. Experts from a broad variety of disciplines as well as the spaceflight sector constitute the core of the OeWF’s continued endeavor.

The OeWF in collaboration with national and international institutions from science and industry is working at the cutting edge of scientific research. In addition the OeWF also contributes significantly to inspiring and educating young people in the sectors of science, technology and engineering.