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ESERO Ireland’s Space Careers Roadshow!

On March 5th for Engineers Week 2020 Waterford IT will host an ESERO Ireland Space Careers Roadshow in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland, and CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. These roadshows will provide students with an excellent opportunity to engage with space industry professionals, and third level institutions, so that they can get a taste of the exciting opportunities that a STEM career in Space has to offer. Find out more here!

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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Whoosh bottle – applying newton’s laws to rockets

In this activity, alcohol and air are mixed in a large plastic water bottle before being ignited, to simulate the physics principles of chemical rocket engines.

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Upcoming workshops for Teachers

2020 ESA summer and autumn teacher workshops
7th-10th July, 1st-4th October

Over the course of a four-day programme, participants will engage in practical training sessions that demonstrate how to use space in the classroom as an inspirational context. Application deadline is 12th March 2020.

ESERO CPD for Primary Teachers, Engineers Week 2020
Feb/March 2020

Rockets Galore! This free, 2-hour course will explore activities that support the theme of Engineers’ Week. Offered in Cork, Galway, Dublin, and Limerick.

ESA e-Technology Lab and Robotics Workshops
23-24 March 2020

Technology and robotics workshops for primary school teachers will take place 23-24 March 2020. Click here for more info and to apply before January 31st 2020.

The latest news from ESERO & ESA

Clean Space Training Course 2020 sees students explore the environmental impact of spacecraft

February 24, 2020

The pilot edition of ESA Academy’s Clean Space Training Course has been successfully completed! Hosted at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility, ESA-ESEC, Belgium, from 11 – 14 February 2020, this new course was a collaboration between ESA’s Education and Clean Space Offices. The goal was to offer future engineers’ valuable insight into approaches for considering the environmental impact of the entire life cycle of a space mission; and how to design satellites in a more environmentally friendly manner. In attendance were university students from 10 different ESA Member States, who enjoyed lectures delivered by ESA specialists, and an expert from the European Commission. 

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Meet the Moon experts

February 18, 2020

ESA experts working on lunar exploration provide facts and insights in a new series of videos for participants of the Moon Camp Challenge. 

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ESERO Ireland’s Solar Orbiter Competition!

January 24, 2020
ESERO Ireland

On February 7th 2020, ESA’s Solar Orbiter will be launching to the sun with the help of several Irish connections. To celebrate this exciting mission, ESERO Ireland are offering two schools the opportunity to speak to Dr Niamh Shaw, live from the European Space Operations Centre at Darmstadt.

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