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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St. John’s School in Leatherhead crowned winners of the UK CanSat Competition 2022

The UK CanSat Competition Finals were held across three days at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, and at Elvington Airfield. 120 teams signed up to take part in the competition this year, and eight of those made it to the final after six months of hard work and dedication designing, building and coding their own space project.During...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

ESA’s new Mars rover has a name: Rosalind Franklin

The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin.The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure of DNA will have her symbolic footprint on Mars in 2021.  A panel of experts chose ‘Rosalind Franklin’ from over 36,000 entries submitted by citizens from all ESA...

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