Mission X: Mission Ex-cellent! - an update

The Evington Astronauts have now completed 4 of the Level 1 activities, and we are having a blast!We started with ‘Speed of light’, which was interesting, because we initially thought that we would see youth ‘out- do’ the oldie teachers in this task. In actual fact we realised that this wasn’t necessarily so, with a couple of teachers having much...
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Why World Space Week is the perfect time to talk Tim Peake

In the playground the other day I got talking about Tim Peake and his exciting mission to the International Space Station. The parents I was talking to replied ‘Who’s Tim Peake?’“Who’s Tim Peake?!”, I echoed, “Only the first British astronaut for over 20 years!” I was a bit overly excited…Of course Tim is not the first Briton in Space; Helen...

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An interstellar asteroid is our oldest visitor

An interstellar asteroid has been found to be a permanent foreign visitor to our solar system, making it the first known outsider which orbits the sun.  Identified during a wide sky survey in 2015, it has now been revealed that the asteroid (known as BZ) moves in a retrograde orbit, meaning it travels in the opposite direction to almost...

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...

Tim Peake's Soyuz capsule and VR experience goes on UK tour

The Soyuz capsule that brought Tim Peake home from space could be landing near you soon, to reveal just what it’s like to be an astronaut.The capsule is embarking on a tour of the UK until May 2019.Tour dates•National Science and Media Museum—Bradford 27 September 2017 – 19 November 2017 •Locomotion—Shildon, County Durham 22...

Take part in our live Mission X online training

On 15 February 2017 between 4:30-5pm, ESERO-UK is running a live demonstration around Mission X.Subject experts will lead you through a variety of science-themed activities linked to Mission X – Train Like An Astronaut.Using the below shopping list, you can try out the experiments for yourself. During the live demonstration, you will also be able...

National Space Academy CPD day in London, 24 March

To support the current outstanding interest in space science and Tim Peake, the National Space Academy is delivering a hands-on masterclass for science educators on the topic of space across the science curriculum.This full day CPD session offers delegates the chance to attend three workshops with some of the National Space Academy's most...

Gravitational waves detected for the first time

Yesterday, the Ligo Collaboration announced that they have detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes.  These waves were first predicted by Einstein, in his Theory of General Relativity, 100 years ago.  Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time caused by the movement of mass.  They are extremely weak, and therefore...

TimPix: get involved with Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS)

Whilst living on the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts come into contact with radiation from a variety of sources. Particle detectors developed at CERN are on the ISS. These detectors measure the type - alpha, beta, gamma, etc. - direction and energy of radiation.Along with other science and engineering activities, Tim Peake will be...

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