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Apply now for the ESA/GTTP teacher training workshop 2010
The European Space Agency invites science teachers to apply for a place on the ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2010 that will take place on 7 - 10 December 2010 at the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A limited number of places are available for this hands-on workshop. The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 on 18 October 2010.
Date: 01 Oct 2010
Save the date – 2010 ESA/GTTP workshop for science teachers announced
The European Space Agency along with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme are organising a workshop for science teachers at the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 7 - 10 December 2010. The workshop is aimed at science teachers of students aged between 11 and 19 years old. A limited number of places will be available and an invitation to apply for a place will be issued on 1 October.
Date: 16 Sep 2010
Cassini Scientist for a Day Competition: International edition 2010
The 2010 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is open to students from around the world. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by Cassini.
Date: 01 Sep 2010
Special Hubblecasts mark 20 years of the Hubble Space Telescope
Two special episodes of the Hubblecast have been released to mark the 20th anniversary, on 24 April 2010, of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Hubblecast 35: The Stuff of Legend takes a look at the story of the Hubble Space Telescope from conception to launch, while a selection of its scientific triumphs are showcased in Hubblecast 36: Gifts from the sky.
Date: 23 Apr 2010
A decade of XMM-Newton
On 10 December 2009 XMM-Newton, the most powerful X-ray observatory ever launched, celebrates its 10th anniversary. In the past decade XMM-Newton has peered into some of the most energetic phenomena in the Cosmos, and has revolutionised our understanding of the hidden and violent Universe.
Date: 10 Dec 2009
My Moon Campaign – competition for school students
My Moon Campaign is engaging students all around the world in the study of the Moon, using whatever means they have available to them, be it naked-eye observations, robotic telescopes, imagination or creativity. To enter the competition classes of school students can submit their entries as a report, an essay, present a project or anything that makes our natural satellite worthy of being called 'My Moon' by the students. The competition is open until 10 November 2009, so there is still time to submit your entry. If you are in need of some inspiration why not take a look at ESA's lunar mission, SMART-1.
Date: 04 Nov 2009
Cassini Scientist for a Day Competition: International edition
The autumn 2009 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day competition' is international. Students from around the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of three targets selected to be imaged by Cassini. The competition is open for participating European countries until October 30 2009.
Date: 13 Oct 2009
Galilean Nights Astrophotography Competition
Galilean Nights, a Cornerstone Project of the International Year of Astronomy to be held from 22 -24 October, will see people from around the world replicating Galileo's observations of the night sky. As part of this project an astrophotography competition, run by the Galilean Nights Task Group in partnership with Europlanet, has set astronomy enthusiasts the challenge of capturing the inspirational nature of our local solar neighbourhood. Competition winners will receive a Celestron SkyScout donated by ESA. Closing date for receipt of entries is 27 October 2009.
Date: 13 Oct 2009
'Be an INTEGRAL astronomer' – competition winners announced
Students from India and South Africa have been selected as the winners of the European Space Agency's 'Be an INTEGRAL astronomer' competition.
Date: 08 Oct 2009
Celebrate the Apollo 11 landing and win a signed copy of Tintin
During this International Year of Astronomy the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. To mark this historic mission ESA is running a special competition in collaboration with Moulinsart, to give away copies of Tintin's Moon cartoons, signed by an ESA astronaut. Send the correct answer to a simple Moon-related question to be in with a chance of winning.
Date: 10 Aug 2009
Experience a virtual journey to the lunar Peak of Eternal Light
The first public showing of 'The Peak of Eternal Light', a new movie created using images taken by ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter, took place on 20 July 2009 at the Ars Electronica Center (AEC), Linz, Austria. This movie was shown as part of a special event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, during this International Year of Astronomy.
Date: 22 Jul 2009
Follow the 2009 total solar eclipse with live webcasts and with SOHO
The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st Century will take place on 22 July. Totality will be visible from mainland Asia, Japan's Ryukyu Islands and across the Pacific Ocean. This total eclipse will provide a unique and lengthy opportunity for observations of the solar corona from the ground. Many of these observations are relying on simultaneous data to be taken by the ESA-NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft which will be monitoring the entire Sun throughout the eclipse.
Date: 21 Jul 2009
A new view of the Apollo 11 landing site from SMART-1
History was made at 03:56 CEST on 21 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar module and placed his left foot on the surface of the Moon. During this International Year of Astronomy the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of this inspirational event. The landing site of the Apollo 11 mission is just one of the many images of our closest neighbour taken by the SMART-1 spacecraft as it orbited the Moon between 2004 and 2006.
Date: 20 Jul 2009
ESA’s ‘Touching the Edge of the Universe’ – UK premier
On 12 July the English-language premier of 'Touching the Edge of the Universe', a planetarium show developed by ESA and partners, will take place at the UK's first purpose-built planetarium in the Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, UK. Two of ESA's major astronomical spacecraft, Herschel and Planck, take the starring role in this new show premiered during the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Date: 09 Jul 2009
ESA materials bring Herschel and Planck into the classroom
To mark the dual launch of two major astronomical spacecraft, Herschel and Planck, ESA has participated in the production of a series of education materials related to these missions. Originally published in collaboration with the respected German astronomy publication Sterne und Weltrum, all materials are now available in English as well as German and are available to download for free from the ESA Education website.
Date: 08 Jul 2009
Dutch astronomy-themed stamps feature ESA missions
To commemorate the launch this year of two major ESA astronomical spacecraft, Herschel and Planck, and in recognition of the International Year of Astronomy, Royal TNT Post in the Netherlands has issued a collection of limited edition stamps, entitled 'The Universe - Yours to Discover'.
Date: 16 Jun 2009
Groningen Discovery Truck continues its journey of infrared inspiration
The Groningen Discovery Truck is continuing to bring the excitement of the infrared and Herschel, ESA's newest infrared space observatory, to a wide variety of audiences across Europe. In the first five months of the International Year of Astronomy around 20 000 visitors, including 13 000 school students, have passed through its doors to experience the world through infrared eyes. The main purpose of the Discovery Truck is to stimulate an interest in, and understanding of, science among secondary school students. However, to reach the widest possible audience, the Truck will also be present at special public events during 2009.
Date: 29 May 2009
Two major ESA astronomical missions set for launch
The European Space Agency (ESA) will launch two major astronomical spacecraft, Herschel and Planck, at 15:12 CEST (13:12 UTC) on 14 May 2009 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Proudly displayed on the fairing of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher will be the logo and motto of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Date: 13 May 2009
'Touching the Edge of the Universe' - planetarium show featuring Herschel and Planck
The world premier of a spectacular new planetarium show, presented by ESA, took place on 7 May 2009 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Two of ESA's major astronomical spacecraft, Herschel and Planck, take the starring role in this brand new show premiered during the International Year of Astronomy.
Date: 08 May 2009
ESA announces workshop for science teachers
The European Space Agency invites teachers of science at secondary school to register to attend a Galileo Teacher Training Program Workshop to be held at the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 29 June to 1 July 2009. A limited number of places are available for this hands-on workshop. Registration closes on 25 May 2009.
Date: 08 May 2009
 
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