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Using gravity to measure time (and other measurements at home)

How can you use gravity to measure time?  We are so used to our digital watches, clocks and mobile phones that it is easy to forget that it was not so long ago that most clocks relied on a pendulum to measure time, and the swing of the pendulum depends on gravity.At the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) we have set some measurement...
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...
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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...

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Join the ESA teach with space training

ESA is calling primary and secondary teachers to join five new online teacher workshops. The training sessions will be exploring how space technology and the study of our home planet from above can support the curriculum in an inspiring and innovative way.Also, save the date and pre-register for the first ESA Teacher Online Conference, taking...

A Mars encounter of a virtual kind

The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres is leading the celebrations for this year's National Astronomy Week, with a series of online events for schools and families.This year’s National Astronomy Week is online, bringing many researchers and professionals together, with a full schedule of online events to choose from.The...

Possible signs of life detected in the atmosphere of Venus

Although the conditions on the surface of Venus are extremely harsh, and unlikely to support life, scientists have speculated since the 1960s about the possibility of life in the atmosphere of the planet.  At a height between around 50 to 60 km above the surface, pressures and temperatures are low enough that microorganisms could exist,...

Climate Detectives schools project

 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, commencing 17 September 2020 and running throughout the school year.Teams of students, supported by their teacher, are called to make a difference by identifying a climate problem,...

Registrations for Mission X 2021 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. COVID-19 has created new challenges for everyone wanting to support young people, teachers and schools. The European Space Agency (ESA) has been working...

Countdown to Space Week 2020

 Running a Space Week is a great thing to do any time of year. The context of space is a good way to engage young people with science and technology as it links to so many aspects of the primary and secondary curriculum for all year groups.  A Space Week is a fantastic addition to any school’s calendar and can also be run as a space...

Space Champion online sessions

Space Champions, supported by ESERO-UK and the UK Space Agency, are 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 as a...

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...

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