School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury

Spaceschool 2016

Space School 2016 is a three day residential astronomy and space science event at the University of Kent for 15-18 year olds. The event will run from midday Friday 29th July to 5pm Sunday 31st July. Participants will have the chance to take part in all the usual fantastic activities such as observing evenings with the University telescopes including the state of the art Beacon Observatory, rocket design, building and launch as well as spending time working on space science and astronomy projects with academics and postgraduate students.

This year’s projects could involve designing a mission to another planet and building and testing the sensors you will need. Investigating craters using our various guns, and even analyse microscopic craters on a real piece of the Hubble Space Telescope that has been returned to Earth. Participants will also gain hands on experience with the brand new Beacon Observatory learning how it works and analysing data from it to investigate distant exo-planet transits.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.