Engineers Week 2023 takes place from 4th to 10th March. Find out how you can get involved at www.engineersweek.ie
Eirsat-1 is Ireland’s first satellite and built by students in UCD.
‘EIRSAT-1’ stands for ‘Educational Irish Research Satellite’. A team of students in University College Dublin, with support from academic and professional staff, has designed, built, tested, and will operate, Ireland’s first satellite. It is a 2U CubeSat being developed as part of the European Space Agency’s Fly Your Satellite programme. Launch is currently foreseen to be on the Vega-C VV23 flight this year.
EIRSAT-1 is carried out with the support of the Education Office of the European Space Agency, under the educational Fly your Satellite! Programme.
To celebrate the Eirsat-1 launch this year our resources for Engineers Week 2023 are all linked to Eirsat-1
There are three different experiments that are on the EirSat-1 satellite:
GMOD – the Gamma ray Module which will detect gamma rays from both cosmic and atmospheric phenomena (linked to lightening strikes)
EMOD – The ENBIO Module, developed by Irish company ENBIO Ltd to see how two protective coatings SolarWhite and SolarBlack perform in space
WBC –Wave Based Control, a new way of tracking the position of the spacecraft using earths magnetic field
Teach your students about these experiments using our Engineers Week Classroom Resource
We’ve taken a slightly different approach with our Engineers Week Primary Teacher CPD this year. Instead of a face2face or online workshop we’re producing some video content with Blackrock Castle Observatory that you can use yourself or share with your students (or both!). Register to receive the link for the new ESERO Ireland Engineers Week Classroom resource that supports children’s learning.
Our Engineers Week Classroom Workshops for 3rd to 6th class students are available again from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March at Blackrock Castle Observatory & Online. Learn more about Eirsat-1 and its onboard experiments at these fabulous workshops with Frances McCarthy from BCO.
Register now for the ESERO Space Goes to School Engineers Week Programme . This is a chance to bring real Space Industry professionals to your classroom via videoconference.
Run by the European Space Agency, Mission X is a free educational and inspirational project that challenges students to train like an astronaut through physical exercises and scientific investigations, helping them learn the key elements to keeping fit and staying healthy in space and on Earth.
Applications are now open for the European Space Agency e-technology lab primary teacher workshops. Next available workshop for primary teachers takes place on 23 & 24 March.
The e-technology lab workshops make use of a range of educational technology tools (including but not limited to LEGO education and Raspberry Pi) within the context of space to enable participating teachers to engage and inspire their students in STEM subjects. Teachers will also learn how they can make use of these educational tools to participate in ESA classroom projects with their students. Selected teachers will receive further information on the content of the workshop that will be delivered. For more information and to register click here