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Students design space missions to return samples of small Solar System bodies

August 07, 2018
ESA

Sixty two students and young graduates in engineering and science, from 22 ESA Member States, were chosen to participate in the 42nd edition of the Alpbach Summer School, held in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol from 17 to 26 July 2018. This year’s theme was “Sample return from small Solar System bodies “.

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ESA Climate Detectives: Join the new ESA school project and make a difference to protect Earth’s climate

July 23, 2018
ESA

ESA is pleased to announce a new school project for students between the ages of 8 and 15, which will kick off in the beginning of October 2018 and run throughout the school year. Students will be challenged to ‘make a difference’; they will identify a climate problem by observing their local environment and be tasked to investigate it as ‘Climate Detectives’ by using satellite images or ground measurements. Based on their results, teams can propose ways to monitor or raise awareness of the problem. The students will learn about climate on Earth as a complex and changing system and the importance of respecting our environment.

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Moon Camp Challenge: Be part of the future of space exploration by designing a Moon base

July 23, 2018
ESA

The Moon Camp Challenge is a new interdisciplinary school project that invites students, aged 8 to 19, to team up and design their own human base on the Moon, a ‘Moon Camp’.

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The European Astro Pi Challenge 2018/2019: run your experiment in space!

July 23, 2018
ESA

The European Astro Pi Challenge is an ESA Education project run in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It offers young people the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space, by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers on board the International Space Station. The two Astro Pis are equipped with a set of environmental sensors and a camera, one with a visible camera and one with an infrared camera.

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European teachers inspired by space at the ESA Summer Teacher Workshop

July 18, 2018
ESA

Last week the 9th ESA Summer Teacher Workshop took place at ESA’s Science and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. Over 4 days, fifty European teachers were immersed in practical sessions, visited the ESTEC technical facilities and were enthused by inspirational keynote lectures given by ESA’s astronaut Paolo Nespoli and esteemed ESA’s experts. Teachers also had the opportunity to share their innovative school projects with their fellow participants. The workshop provided the primary and secondary teachers with tools and classroom activities that use space as an inspiring context for teaching and learning STEM. The activities focused on different space themes:

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ESEO & FYS – Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course readies students to command their own satellites!

July 18, 2018
ESA

ESA staff and visiting students are celebrating the successful completion of the recent ESEO & FYS – Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course. Held from 3 – 6 July 2018 at ESA Academy’s new Training and Learning Facility, in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium, there were 30 students from 11 different ESA Member and Associate States in attendance. Leading proceedings was a senior ESA Engineer from the Advanced Mission Concepts section of the Operations Department.

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