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UNAWE teachers to visit ESA technical centre

May 27, 2015
ESA

This autumn, the European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with Universe Awareness (UNAWE) to bring a group of international primary school teachers to the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The teachers will be participating in the UNAWE International Workshop 2015, which will take place in the neighbouring city of Leiden between 5 and 9 October.

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ESA Education presents 'Barycentric balls', a new classroom activity for secondary schools

May 20, 2015
ESA

A new set of resources for secondary school physics students aged 14-18 years old are now ready for teachers to download. ‘Barycentric balls’ is a simple but powerful demonstration designed to teach the concepts of the barycentre or centre of mass, the principle of moments and torque and rotational mechanics placing them in a space context. Students then consolidate the principles they have learned by completing mathematical problems touching on a variety of space themes.

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High-school student wins prize for ice cube experiment at ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge

May 13, 2015
ESA

High-school student Arthur Admiraal has been awarded the prestigious Hugo van Woerden Prize by the Royal Netherlands Association for Meteorology and Astronomy (KNVWS). He has been honoured for an experiment he performed in the Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC) at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC).

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UCD Spin-out Secures €800,000 from European Space Agency to Address Big Data Challenges in Space

May 8, 2015
ESA

Parameter Space Ltd is a spin-out company from the UCD Space Science group, founded by astrophysicists Sheila McBreen and Lorraine Hanlon in late 2014. The rationale to create the company came from the growing realisation that the techniques and instruments being developed in the group for astrophysics research have potentially a much wider realm of applicability.

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Food from Spirulina project concludes

May 01, 2015
ESA

Arthrospira platensis was literally on the tip of everyone’s tongue last week when approximately 600 students from Sweden, Belgium and Greece participated in a multi-site in-flight call with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

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Cork firm Treemetrics secures €1m contract

April 22, 2015
ESA

Cork-based forestry software firm Treemetrics is to create 20 jobs after securing a €1m contract from the European Space Agency (ESA).
The company will more than double its headcount from the current 18 employees.
The ESA win is the latest contract for the Irish firm from the space agency, which has previously awarded high-profile work to the company.

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/cork-firm-treemetrics-secures-1m-contract-31151597.html

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