HOU is a global educational organization that promotes inquiry-based scientific education.Astronomy provides firm scientific grounds for this purpose; the mathematics needed is simple, the data can be acquired with simple instrumentation in any place on the planet, and the physics is rich with a broad range of levels. The Global Hands-On Universe association (http://www.globalhou.net) makes use of the astronomical universe as a training lab. This contribution reports the current activities of the HOU consortium,the use of robotics telescopes for education, and the experience of introducing relevant pieces of astronomical research within the educational world.
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