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Students at Alpbach summer school design space satellite missions to observe the global water cycle

July 27, 2016
ESA

Fifty-eight students from eighteen of ESA’s 22 Member States attended the 2016 Alpbach Summer School held in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol from 12 to 21 July. This 40th anniversary edition was dedicated to ‘Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle’.

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ESA once again brings European teachers to ‘space classrooms’ at ESTEC

July 13, 2016
ESA

Last week, 80 European teachers had the opportunity to attend a special workshop that highlighted the major areas of space science and technology. These teachers now have an important mission - to bring this information back into the classroom, where it will help them teach and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers across Europe.

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Irish teachers meet ESA Astronaut Leopold Eyharts

July 11, 2016
ESERO Ireland

Eleven Irish teachers were supported by ESERO Ireland to attend the European Space Agency Summer Workshops for teachers at the ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre in The Netherlands.  Teachers enjoyed three days of workshops focussing on Earth Observation, The Solar System, Space Food, Robotics in Space and Rocket Launches.   Teachers also attended plenary sessions from ESA scientists including Malcolm W.J. Davidson (Earth Observation & Satellites), Elliot Sefton-Nash (Planetary Science, and Mars expert), and Marc Toussaint (Rocket Launches and expert on the Ariane rockets).  A highlight of the summer course was a presentation by ESA Astronaut Leopold Eyharts

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ESA Academy helps summer students make light work of a heavy subject

July 07, 2016
ESA

Choosing your future job can be pretty heavy stuff. So, ESA decided to lighten the load for 22 European university students with a summer school.

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2016 European CanSat competition winners

June 30, 2016
ESA

Nobody said it was going to be easy. But after four days of non-stop competition between brilliant student teams, the ENTA SAT2 team from Portugal emerged as the winners of the 2016 European CanSat competition. URSinvestigators team from Germany and ConfeyCan team from Ireland ranked second and third, respectively. 

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Ireland 3rd place in 2016 European CanSat Competition

June 28, 2016
ESERO Ireland

Congratulations to the Irish CanSat team – ConfeyCan – from Confey College, Leixlip, Co Kildare, who were placed 3rd in the 2016 EU CanSat competition in Portugal on 25th June. With CanSat teams from 14 countries across Europe competing, the competition was very tough and the ConfeyCan team’s came third behind avvery strong German CanSat team (2nd place) and Portugese CanSat team (1st place).Photos/videos of the competition are available at: https://www.facebook.com/cansatsineurope/

 

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