Celebration of everything space

Around 250 volunteers and members of the public came together at the National STEM Learning Centre’s space megajam to spend a Saturday learning about comet tails, space travel, living in space and creating Raspberry Pi code for space!

Visitors created LEGO robots to work on Mars, tried astronaut mathematics puzzles, visited space in the University of York’s cosmodome, and got hands on with the student coders that created the Astro Pi code being used by Tim Peake - the British astronaut currently living on the International Space Station.

Events like these are only made possible with the kind support of organisations and volunteers that are willing to put in time and effort to share their skills, equipment and passion with those that want to learn. The National STEM Learning Centre would like to say thank you to everyone that came, explored, experimented, took Tim Peake selfies, and gave up their time on a very wet and cold Saturday.

An extra special thanks to University of York – Astro Campus, Thirsk School, Dr Paul Genever, York Astronomical Society and PiKon.

If you are interested in attending further events at the centre, why not check out our upcoming family day?

The mathematics of games; a free day of mathematics-related games and activities for 7-14 year olds. 


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