Astro-Pi teacher workshop CY219 / A16

Start date
17 Oct 16
1 Day
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


The Astro-Pi challenge is back for its second year, and it is bigger than ever with young people getting involved across Europe.

This ESA project provides the opportunity to develop and run your own code - in space! Two Raspberry Pi computers, complete with sensor equipped Sense HATS, are on-board the International Space Station awaiting computer programs created by students in classes or extra-curricular clubs.

This workshop will get you up to speed, from the basics of operating a Raspberry Pi to creating basic programs that collect data from sensors and output information to the astronauts on-board the ISS. No previous knowledge of programming, or of Raspberry Pi, is required.


In this course you will:

  • learn how to assemble, use and manage the Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer
  • discover the capabilities of the Astro-Pi Sense HAT, great for programming and science / STEM challenges
  • become familiar with existing projects and resources that support the Astro-Pi and Sense HAT
  • find out how to enter the ESA challenge


Astro-Pi teacher workshop17 October 2016 10:00-15:30


State-funded school or collegeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Free

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