About ESERO Ireland

ESERO Ireland promoting space as a resource for teachers

European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland promotes space as a theme to inspire and engage young people in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Space is fascinating to people of all ages, it is all around us and inspires us in many different ways. Space is the ultimate cross-curricular theme cutting across history, geography, science, maths, literature,even religious education! ESERO Ireland makes space themed resources accessible to teachers as a tool to engage their pupils.

ESERO is an education project of the European Space Agency (ESA), co-funded by ESA and by national partners active in the fields of education and space. In Ireland, the national partner is Science Foundation Ireland.

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Calculate the Mass of the ISS

Apply Newton’s 2nd law of motion to measure the mass of the ISS. A similar experiment was carried out in 2004 in space to measure the mass of the ISS.

Measure the mass of the ISS

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The latest updates from the Teacher Support area

Evening CPD Session for Primary Teachers for Engineers Week
February 16

This course will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Participants will also explore activities that support the theme of Engineers’ Week

Space Awareness MOOC – Teaching with Space and Astronomy in the Classroom – Registration Now Open
5th September

Using the context of space, this MOOC will help understand and put into practice the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodology, learn more about using ICT tools for education, develop teaching strategies to manage diverse classrooms, and promote gender balance. Participants will also learn why and how to introduce space careers to students. The course starts on 5th of September 2016. Teachers can register now at the EUN Academy platform.

Continuous Professional Development Programme of Support 2016/17
September 2016 - May 2017

Since 2009/10 DPSM has offered in-school CPD to over 6,000 primary teachers in over 500 schools. This year, in partnership with ESERO Ireland, we are offering a programme of science and maths support (including CPD) to your school.

The latest news from ESERO & ESA

“The Farthest” an epic, cinematic spectacle telling the story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which launched in 1977

February 17, 2017

THE FARTHEST – an epic, cinematic spectacle telling the story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which launched in 1977 and visited all 4 outer planets (the only spacecraft to ever visit Uranus and Neptune) and which is still going strong today, beaming back groundbreaking data every day from interstellar space — the only human made object to have ever left our solar system!

Excitingly the feature length documentary will screen for the first time ever at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (#ADIFF) on Sunday 26 February at 2pm in the Savoy cinema screen 1 – so a one-time chance to experience Voyager’s incredible story on a gigantic screen! We will also have some exciting guests for a post show Q+A so it promises to be a great screening.

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Students discover value of Product Assurance and Safety for space missions

June 26, 2017

A group of ambitious university students have completed a new ESA Academy’s training course on Product Assurance and Safety (PA&S) developed in collaboration ESA’s Product Assurance and Safety Department. Held at the ESa Academy’s Training and Learning Centre at the European space Security and Education Centre (ESEC) in Belgium, this was an excellent opportunity for the students to discover more about this important field of work.

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