Competitions, challenges and enrichment activities are a fantastic way to engage young people of all ages with the world and wonder of space. Whether you learn about fitness and nutrition by training like an astronaut or enhance your STEM skills by building a satellite in a can, there are plenty of ways you can inspire young people.

  •  Mission X

    Mission X

    Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn about science, nutrition, exercise and space.

    Age range: 8-12

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    The CanSat competition provides students with the opportunity to have practical experience working on a small-scale space project.

    Age range: 14-19

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  • Climate Detectives

    Climate Detectives

    Identify and investigate a climate problem, and then propose a way to help reduce the problem.

    Age range: 8-15

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  • Moon Camp Challenge

    Moon Camp Challenge

    Use innovative learning technologies to design your own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool.

    Age range: all

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  • Astro Pi

    Astro Pi

    Conduct scientific experiments in space by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers on-board the International Space Station. 

    Age range: 5-19

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    UK ExoWorld Competition

    The International Astronomical Union is giving young people across the UK the opportunity to name an exoplanet and the star it orbits.

    Age range: all

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Latest news

Make a difference to the world around you with Climate Detectives

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites teachers and students between the ages of 8 and 15 to team up and join the Climate Detectives school project, kicking off in September 2019 and running throughout the school year.Teams of students, supported by their teacher, are called to make a difference by identifying a...

UK ExoWorld Competition: name an exoplanet and its host star

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is giving young people across the UK the opportunity to name their own exoplanet and the star it orbits.Worldwide, the IAU ExoWorld Naming Competition has invited 93 countries to give a new name to different planetary...

Can your school take on the challenge? Out of this world school projects

ESERO is pleased to announce the launch of five school projects aimed at primary and secondary school students that will run in the 2019-20 school year. These educational initiatives are to help young people improve their literacy and achievement in STEM subjects using their creativity and critical thinking. ...