Global Hands-On Universe Conference

August 23-27 2023

Hybrid Event – Kagoshima, Japan/Online

GHOU Conference 2023 starts on the 23rd of August.

Follow the conference LIVE on GHOU Facebook page!

Message from the Organizers

2023 marks the return of face-to-face Global Hands-on Universe Conference! This year, Kagoshima University in Japan will host the annual conference gathering scientists, educators, and science enthusiasts from all continents in an hybrid event. Join and become part of a global network with one common goal: to bring Science Education to a whole new level.  

For the past three years, the GHOU Online Conference received an amazing response from the community, connecting thousands of educators, researchers and science enthusiasts in over 90 countries. This year, the hybrid conference will allow the online participation by registered participants via Zoom, and by anyone else interested using GHOU’s Facebook page.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers for the conference! The list is being continually updated.

Why is this conference special?

Hybrid Conference

You can choose to join us in person, in Japan, or online.


The online sessions will be hosted in 3 different time zones, so participants from all over the world can participate.


You’ll be part of a global inclusive system that really works and will change your lives and your students’ lives for the better.


Thanks to modern communication systems, we can truly share experiences from many of our schools around the world.

Conference Topics

Astronomy Education Research
Astronomy for Development
Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion
Best Practices in Astronomy Education and Outreach
Citizen Science
Cultural Astronomy and Archeoastronomy
International Collaborations in the Virtual World
Research in the Classroom with Robotic Telescopes
The Next Generation of Ground-based and Space Telescopes