Secondary education (astro)physics

Peter Barthel was member of the (2005-2011) NiNa (Nieuwe Natuurkunde: New Physics) committee revising the national secondary education physics curriculum.  The revised curriculum now offers elementary astronomy and astrophysics within the HAVO and VWO exam programs. A short description as well as relevant documentation (in Dutch) can be found here.


Peter Barthel made an audiobook (“luisterboek”) on the Moon, with six separate lectures/chapters, for the age group 9-90. The audiobook (in Dutch) can be ordered as CD or download..

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

At Peter Barthel’s initiative, Mozart’s last symphony, #41, KV 551 “Jupiter”, was performed in the central hall of the Faculty of Science and Engineering building, end of 2009, to mark the end of that year – the World Year of Astronomy.