Dr Emily Brunsden

Women in space: challenge your ideas of who science is for

I was told from a young age I could do what I wanted with my life. My parents and teachers were wonderfully supportive and keen to point me in the direction of all sorts of opportunities.Still it bugged me as a young teenager when I would get asked again and again what I wanted to do when I grew up. One day, in frustration, I blurted out that I...

Schools rocket into spring with the Tim Peake Primary Project

We are only just in March, and yet primary schools up and down the country have launched themselves into the Tim Peake Primary Project.From Sunderland to the South West, pupils are getting to grips with designs for a new space station, extra-terrestrial eating and Alka-Seltzer rockets and models of the moon. Here’s a round-up of the...
  • 06/03/2017

Four ways to bring the night sky into your classroom this Winter

Many people don’t like the long dark nights that winter brings, but when they’re clear, they can be one of the most beautiful sights in the natural world.There’s something amazing about looking up at a clear night sky. Nothing captures my imagination quite like looking at thousands of stars and imagining the worlds which might be orbiting them.The...
  • 06/02/2017

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European Astro Pi Challenge winners announced

ESA and its partners are happy to announce that 45 teams will soon have the unique opportunity to have their own experiments running in space after winning the first European Astro Pi Challenge.ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet officially launched the Challenge in October 2016, when he invited teams of students from all ESA Member States to have their...

Free CPD session for Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5 teachers

The University of Exeter are holding a free CPD session for teachers of Key Stage 3-Key Stage 5 on the theme of ‘Space Weather’ on Tuesday 18 July 4-6pm.Workshops will be delivered by Dr Helen Mason, a solar physicist from the University of Cambridge and Dr Ciaran Beggan from the British Geological Survey. They will demonstrate some exciting links...

Students soar to success in space competition

GWC CanSat, from George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, were announced overall winners of the 2017 CanSat competition and will go on to compete at the European CanSat Competition in Germany.ESERO-UK, the UK space education office announced the winner of the UK round of the international CanSat competition at the National STEM Learning Centre...

Applications to ESA teacher workshops now open

This year ESA (European space Agency) is organising two teacher workshops dedicated to european primary and secondary school teachers.The summer edition will take place from 11 to 14 July 2017; the autumn edition from 5 to 8 October 2017. Both will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands. Built around space themes such as Earth Observation...

European Space Agency’s new robotics training workshop for primary school teachers – applications now open

Key stage 2 teachers from ESA Member and Associate States are invited to apply to a new and unique training module on robotics.The workshop will take place on 29 and 30 June 2017 at ESA’s e-robotics lab, an education facility located at ESA’s Redu centre in Belgium. During the 2-day workshop, teachers will learn how to use space robotics to...

The Astro Science Challenge

The Astro Science Challenge is the interactive, space science adventure for children aged 7-11 to inspire them in STEM subjects.It is designed and delivered by the multi award winning Unlimited Space Agency in collaboration with some of the UK’s most brilliant space science organisations including the UK Space Agency.The Astro Science Challenge is...

Space Apps Challenge 2017

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world.Save the dateApril 29, 30Last year’s hackathon was the largest yet, with more than 160 events and 15,000 people participating across 6 continents. Students and professionals, beginners and veterans from all corners of the globe can join in to share ideas...

Mission X – Train Like an Astronaut YouTube training session

On Wednesday 15 February the ESERO-UK team did a live YouTube demonstration as part of the Mission X ‘Train like an astronaut’ activities for participating schools.The schools were invited to take part in a live webinar broadcast where Tom Lyons (ESERO-UK Teacher Fellow) and Dave Gibbs (STEM computing and technology specialist) lead viewers...

NASA telescope reveals seven Earth-sized planets around single star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star.Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets...

Competition to uncover space entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Young people have the chance to win £10,000 in a competition to come up with ideas on how to use satellite data to improve life on Earth.The SatelLife Challenge, run by the UK Space Agency, is looking for inspirational ideas from those aged 11 to 22, linking satellite and space data and its application to everyday life.Examples could include using...

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