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 initiated the production of a sun-moon-earth model (Tellurium), to be used in primary education. The Tellurium was produced by Nienhuis/Heutink, a firm specialized in Montessori education, and can be ordered from their website.
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..
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.
Peter Barthel is member of the advisory board for primary and secondary education of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, KNAW.