Eleonor Frost

My journey as a space STEM Ambassador

Can you really have a career in space? The answer is YES, and that’s the message I hope to spread through my STEM Ambassador work.As a graduate only a year on in my career, at first, I felt inexperienced for an Ambassador, let alone advocating for an industry I haven’t established myself in. However, I felt the need for representation of both...
Space resources

Ten activities for Space Week

World Space Week takes place annually from 4-10 October, but running a Space Week is a great thing to do at any time of the year. Here are some ideas to get you started, either as a class or as part of a whole school space week.Ten activities for Space WeekExcite younger learners with these engaging short films showing the alien Paxi exploring the...
Space lessons

Reaching for the stars

How one teacher’s journey to bring space into the classroom led her to be recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society.Jenny Lister is a primary school teacher at St George the Martyr Primary School in London and has recently been awarded the Patrick Moore medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.We chatted to her about how she has used the...

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Space Champions launch online sessions

Space Champions, supported by ESERO-UK and the UK Space Agency, are now delivering online sessions for teachers and technicians; using space as a context in teaching with space-themed experiments and linking to featured resources.  Regional deliverers of space-related training have launched workshops exploring how to use space...

Space challenges @ home

In collaboration with ESERO-UK, the European Space Agency (ESA) has launched new home editions for five of their key educational programmes; Mission X, Climate Detectives, Moon Camp, CanSat and AstroPi. Open from 12 May to 4 September and they are all-inclusive activities for young people between 4 and 18, plus every participant...

Experience a rocket launch and get a taster of the UK CanSat Competition

ESERO-UK has an opportunity for teams from schools to get their first experience of the UK CanSat competition by launching a can-sized object on a rocket.This March, there will be a chance for schools who are not already taking part in the competition to launch their first CanSat to several hundred metres in height, using a rocket....

Isle of Man school wins planet-naming competition

Following a public vote, the UK has named an exoplanet Cruinlagh and its host star Gloas, two suggestions put forward by a primary school on the Isle of Man. As part of a global competition launched by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to celebrate its 100th anniversary, schools and youth organisations across the country were...

Astronaut Tim Peake attending UK Schools Conference

ESERO-UK, the UK Space Agency and the University of York are organising a Schools Space Conference in March to give students of all ages the opportunity to present their work that links to the space industry and education.Approximately 100 schools will be able to attend the conference in York, a maximum of 6 students with up to 2 accompanying...

UK public given chance to vote on new planet name

The UK public is being given the opportunity to name an exoplanet and its host star as part of a competition run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to celebrate its 100th anniversary.Last month, hundreds of UK schools and youth organisations submitted naming ideas, with suggestions ranging from Celtic mythology to UK mountains and...

Registrations for Mission X 2020 are now open!

Mission X Train like an Astronaut is a free educational programme developed by space scientists and fitness professionals working with astronauts and space agencies across the world.Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn about science, nutrition, exercise and space. It is aimed at students aged 8 to 12 but...

Inspiring a million space dreams

“Space is a fascinating subject that has an incredible capacity to inspire.” So says British astronaut Tim Peake at the launch of a scheme to help the space sector deliver a million engagement activities a year with young people across the UK. The One Million Interactions initiative was launched at the UK Space Agency’s conference in Newport...

ESERO-UK celebrates 10 years

ESERO-UK's 10th anniversary event was held at the UK Space Conference in Newport on 24-26 September 2019.To celebrate our successes, we will be joined by Yvonne Baker, STEM Learning Chief Executive, representatives from the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency and Astronaut Tim Peake.At the event we’ll hear why ESERO is so important to...

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 climate problem, investigating it...

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