About ESERO Ireland

Are You Up For A Challenge?

Check out our projects page for a range of national and European space challenges for primary and secondary students. These educational initiatives aim to help young people increase their literacy and competence in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) while stimulating students’ creativity and critical thinking. Click here to find out more!

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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How to make Microgravity – Exercise 2 Drop Tower

An exercise on freefall of objects in the Drop Tower at Bremen University.

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Upcoming workshops for Teachers

ESA e-Technology Lab and Robotics Workshops
Nov and Dec 2019

Primary  and secondary school teachers from are invited to apply to technology and robotics workshops to be delivered by the ESA Education Office at the e-Technology Lab in the ESA Education Training Centre, located in Belgium, in November and December 2019.

Science Week CPD for Primary Teachers
October 16th, 23th, and 24th - 2019

Science Week CPD – Moons, Moons, Moons – Explore the science of our nearest celestial neighbour, The Moon, and learn about the other moons we know of!

Earth & Space Conference for Junior Cycle Science Teachers
Saturday October 12th 2019

ESERO Ireland in partnership with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and Junior Cycle for Teachers present the second “Teaching Earth and Space in the Junior Cycle” one day conference.

The latest news from ESERO & ESA

New opportunity for students to learn about spacecraft communications

October 17, 2019
ESA

ESA’s Education Office is looking for 30 engineering university students who would like to be introduced to the fascinating world of spacecraft communications. The Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications 2020 will run again between 18 and 21 February 2020 at the ESA Education Training Centre in ESEC-Galaxia, one of the two sites of the European space Security and Education Centre, in Transinne, Belgium. 

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European students go beyond with Luca Parmitano

October 17, 2019
ESA

On 15 October teachers and students from Germany, Spain and Italy spoke live with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano from the International Space Station. The in-flight call was part of the “Going Beyond”- themed events organised by local ESEROs in Bochum, Granada and Rome. 

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New space station opportunity for university students

October 17, 2019
ESA

ESA Education is inviting university student teams to submit proposals related to designing, building and operating an experiment that will be launched to the International Space Station and hosted inside the ICE Cubes facility for up to 4 months.

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