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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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Ten activities for World Space Week

One of the questions at a Tim Peake event I attended recently asked about when there would be astronauts on Mars. Obviously, no-one knows for certain when this will be, but Tim put on the spot, gave an estimate of late 2030’s.This is not that far away and for the audience, including the many children there, it could well happen in our lifetime....

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Space for all: community funding scheme 2019

The UK Space Agency is making up to £65,000 available under its Space for All community funding scheme for 2019-2021.This is a competitive process which will offer small grants up to a maximum of £10,000 for each award. The scheme is run to support the education and outreach aims and objectives of the UK Space Agency, as set out in its...

New ESA Climate Detectives - get involved

Climate Detectives is an ESA school project for 8-15-year-old pupils. Students are challenged to make a difference in understanding and protecting the Earth’s climate.They will identify a climate problem by observing their local environment and be tasked to investigate it as Climate Detectives. Based on their investigation, teams will...

Apply now - Mars educational materials development grant scheme

The European Space Education Resource Office, on behalf of the UK Space Agency is making up to £50K available to organisations that are seeking to develop classroom resources focused on the Robotic Exploration of Mars.Resources should be designed to be delivered by teachers in lessons or off timetable STEM Clubs, and by visiting STEM Ambassadors....

Space Education Quality Mark: free accreditation for your school or college

ESERO-UK has relaunched the new and improved Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) for 2018.SEQM is free to take part in and designed to support UK schools and colleges who want to inspire and engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects through the context of space.Why get involved?gain recognition for...

The new tool set to explore our universe

There’s a space telescope currently being developed which will grant us a deeper view into the universe than we have ever had before.Set to launch in 2019, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope ever launched into space and will carry on the work of its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).HST images have...

Mission Patch design competition

Enter the Mission Patch Design Competition.For the ESERO-UK Mission Patch design competition, children must design a patch for their team or school that are taking part in Mission X: Train Like An Astronaut, in 2018. Teams must have signed up here to take part.For every space flight, the crew design their own mission patch. The patch normally...

Lucy Hawking and Curved House Kids launch the Mars Diary

Following on from the success of the Principia Space Diary, inspired by Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station, Curved House Kids are launching a Mars Diary. The Mars Diary is a creative, empowering STEM-literacy programme for primary-aged students in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Students personalise and...

Student codes chosen to run on the International Space Station

As part of the Astro Pi Challenge, 116 student codes have been selected to be sent to the International Space Station.More than 200 entries were submitted by the teams that had been admitted to the second phase of Mission Space Lab in December 2017.An overwhelming number of high-quality scientific proposals and codes made the selection process...

Dallas Campbell inspires teachers and children with space exploration

We were delighted to welcome presenter Dallas Campbell to the National STEM Learning Centre on 22 February 2018.In a keynote address, Dallas inspired both teachers and children alike, talking about everything from the qualities needed to become an astronaut to the future of space exploration.Dallas spoke to over one hundred children and teachers...

Biggest rocket ever to launch a car into space

SpaceX will launch the Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, as early as 18.30 GMT on 6 February 2018.The Falcon Heavy is the largest rocket ever built, with 27 engines, giving 23,000 kilonewtons of thrust. It is designed with the eventual goal of taking astronauts to Mars but on its maiden voyage it will instead be taking a Tesla car...

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