Comenius Teaching Fellowship 2024

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


In planetary science we study planets and moons using advanced satellite missions that explore the solar system. While our space engineers are not trained as geologists, they do need some expert knowledge about the operational environment of planetary missions. In this project we will develop an innovative planetary rock collection containing comparable (i.e., "analogue") materials. This will bring students in direct contact with the types of materials that we observe using satellites or study up close with landed missions. Our approach aims to augment the learning proces of our students and helps convey the urgency of understanding the environment for which we design space missions and instruments.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsThe Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO), The Hague


  • Planetary science
  • geology
  • teaching
  • education
  • innovation