Enter the draw for one of 15,000 free books

We may be over a year from the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, but the mission to inspire and involve UK school pupils with this incredible instrument, and the UK’s part in developing it, is already well underway.

An exciting new school project will encourage thousands of British students to realise their inner space expert and explore the Universe, thanks to teaching resources including 15,000 free books. To celebrate the UK’s involvement with one of the most globally-anticipated space missions, the James Webb Space Telescope, Curved House Kids today launch a new primary education programme, in partnership with the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

The Deep Space Diary programme introduces KS2/P5-7 students to astronomy, physics, engineering and space through the story of the James Webb Space Telescope. With the support of the STFC, 15,000 free books will be available to schools across the UK with priority given to those in disadvantaged areas or with high numbers of pupil premium.

The Deep Space Diary is the third book in the series, with the previous two created with the UK Space Agency, author Lucy Hawking and inspired by European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake’s 2015 Principia mission.

Registrations for the draw for free copies of the books will be open on 14 June and schools who register before 5th July, 2019 will go into the draw for free copies. For more information, check here: https://www.jwst.org.uk/articles/deep-space-diary/


In addition, our fantastic "Cosmic Mining" project, in collaboration with the Institute for Research in Schools, is now up and running. Students from upper secondary will be given the chance to collaborate with scientists to identify interesting targets in archival Spitzer data, with the ultimate goal of producing an observing proposal for the James Webb Space Telescope. Some students will also be presenting their work in posters at the National Astronomy Meeting this year. We are now actively recruiting more schools to this project. For more information, check here: https://www.jwst.org.uk/articles/cosmic-mining/

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us via the campaign email: hello@jwst.org.uk



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