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The 2017 European CanSat Competition winners are…

July 04, 2017
ESA

More than one hundred students from all over Europe participated in the 2017 European CanSat Competition, organised by the European Space Agency and hosted by ZARM in Bremen with the help of local partners, which took place from 28 June to 2 July.   The winning teams were announced on 1 July.   The  ‘La Burgoneta Espacial’ team from Spain won first prize,  while  Ireland’s ‘Canny Potter’ and Poland’s  ‘CANpernicus’ ranked second and third respectively.

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Help your students become young astronomers with CESAR!

June 30, 2017
ESA

CESAR is an  educational ESA initiative whose main objective is to engage school students with the wonders of astronomy and, more generally, science and technology. CESAR stands for ‘Cooperation through Education in Science and Astronomy Research.’

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Let the 2017 European CanSat Competition begin!

June 29, 2017
ESA

This week 15 teams have gathered in Germany to participate in the 2017 European CanSat competition. 13 national competition winners, together with two national teams selected by ESA, will take part in an exciting launch campaign hosted at the Rotenburg Airfield & ZARM facilities, from 28 June to 2 July. 

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Students wanted for the Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy Workshop

June 23, 2017
ESA

Between 2014 and 2016, ESA’s comet mission Rosetta commanded the world’s attention. Although the most publicly visible moment came in November 2014 with the bumpy landing of Philae onto the surface of the comet, the whole two years at the comet presented unique challenges for the Rosetta team and in particular the Rosetta science operations group who performed the science scheduling of the mission.

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

February 17, 2017
ESA

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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SkyMatters

January 30, 2017
ESERO Ireland

SkyMatters

Blackrock Castle Observatory have introduced a SkyMatters page to their website. It is a monthly guide to the night sky in association with the Irish Examiner which tells you what dates to keep an ‘eye on the sky’! Check out what will be happening in the Night Sky this month here!

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