30 October 2014

Win a class workshop for World Space Week in Cork or Dublin

To celebrate World Space Week (WSW) 2014 CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and the Dunsink Observatory have partnered with ESERO Ireland to offer free space themed workshops, talks and activities to the students of Ireland. Based on this year’s WSW theme ‘Space Guiding Your Way’ both venues will be offering specific workshops for both primary and 2nd level schools. Note that transport costs are NOT included.

How to enter the competition?

All you have to do to win your place is “In 50 words or less tell us what you know about the European Space Agency” – all entries are to be submitted online at the link provided below.

Deadline for entries is the 25.9.14 when the shortlist will be sent to Dominic Doyle, a senior optical engineer with the European Space Agency at their technical centre ESTEC in the Netherlands. Originally from Galway, Dominic will be helping us to choose the schools who send the best answer in. Winners will be contacted on the 29.9.14.

Submit your entry to

Call for applications for ESA/GTTP Teacher Training 2014

Galileo Teacher Training ProgramThe fifth in a series of training workshops for science teachers, organised by ESA and the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP), is now open for applications. The workshop will be held at the Lorentz Center@Snellius, Leiden, in the Netherlands.

Participants at this workshop will have the chance to explore innovative ways to use space science and astronomy in the classroom to engage students in the sciences.

A limited number of places are available. Applications will be accepted until 09:00 CEST on 13 October 2014.

Learn more and apply

To space at Tiger Dublin Finge

To SpaceScientist and performer Dr Niamh Shaw is the first Irish woman with a chance to go to Space.

Her show To SPACE will premiere on the 9th of September in the Dublin Science Gallery as a part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.

It’s a multimedia, immersive performance, created in association with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, Science Foundation Ireland, and ESERO Ireland.

The show explores the politics behind the Space exploration, a phenomenon that in the recent years became again one of the most discussed topics – especially after Mars-One mission unexpectedly gained so much publicity.

Dr Niam Shaw not only presents the little known facts about this new stage of a Space race, but also asks brave ethical questions and confronts scientific data with deeply personal stories.

Hypergravity proposals requested for Spin Your Thesis! 2015

The ESA Education Office is issuing a call to university students who want to take advantage of next year’s opportunity to conduct hypergravity experiments.

The sixth SYT campaign, which will take place September-October 2015, is open to four teams of undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from ESA Member or Cooperating States.

The selected teams, each comprising up to four students, will be given the rare opportunity to conduct science or technology experiments under hypergravity conditions (between 1 and 20 times Earth’s gravity). These experiments must be linked to part of their academic syllabus.

The submission deadline for experiment proposals for SYT 2015 is 7 December 2014.

More about Spin  Your Thesis

Zero Robotics Competition launched

Zero RoboticsThe Zero Robotics competition has just been launched.  

The 2014 ESA High School Tournament registration is now open to European secondary-school students until 26 September. The competition is mostly about coding but not only, it is also about applied Physics and Mathematics and problem solving. Students which participated in the past have been extremely positive and enthusiastic.

More about the competition


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