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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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...

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...

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 invited...

Astronaut Tim Peake attending UK Schools Conference

ESERO-UK, the UK Space Agency and the University of York are organising a Schools Space Conference in March to give students of all ages the opportunity to present their work that links to the space industry and education.Approximately 100 schools will be able to attend the conference in York, a maximum of 6 students with up to 2 accompanying...

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...

Registrations for Mission X 2020 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.Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn about science, nutrition, exercise and space. It is aimed at students aged 8 to 12 but...

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