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...

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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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...

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....

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...

UK ExoWorld Competition: name an exoplanet and its host star

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is giving young people across the UK the opportunity to name their own exoplanet and the star it orbits.Worldwide, the IAU ExoWorld Naming Competition has invited 93 countries to give a new name to different planetary systems, consisting of an...

Winners of the 2019 UK CanSat competition announced

 On the 4-6 April 2019, the regional winning teams of CanSat UK 2019 competed in the national finals at the National STEM Learning Centre.All of the teams completed successful launches of their CanSats and gave engaging presentations to the judges showcasing their technical achievements. Thank you to everyone who participated this year, your...

Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut 2019 is open!

Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut is an international educational challenge, focusing on health, science, fitness and nutrition, which encourages pupils to train like an astronaut.The perfect project for school teachers of pupils between 8 and 12 years old, Mission X is also ideal for educators who run science clubs, youth and community...

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