Students explore Saturn and its moons in the Cassini competition 12 May 2017 The stunning images of the Saturnian system taken by the Cassini spacecraft provide the inspiration behind the ‘Cassini scientist for a day’ competition that is designed to give school students a taste of life as a space scientist. Read more
Welcome to the ESA Science Educational Support web pages. These pages offer an overview of educational material that has been prepared with the support of the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Directorate.
Application to 2017 ESA teacher workshops - closing 3 April 15 February 2017 This year ESA is organising two teacher workshops dedicated to European primary and secondary school teachers. The summer edition will take place from 11 to 14 July 2017; the autumn edition from 5 to 8 October 2017. Read more
Be a 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' – 2016/2017 competition is open 09 December 2016 The 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition returns for a 2016/2017 edition. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a space scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets imaged by the Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn, over the past few years. Read more
Space Education International Workshop 13 April 2016 Every year, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises a training workshop for teachers in association with the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP). In 2016, the event joins forces with the European Project, Space Awareness, for a five day workshop in space and education. Read more
Transit of Mercury schools challenge 05 April 2016 ESA invites European schools to join together to observe the transit of Mercury taking place on Monday 9 May 2016. Schools are challenged to observe the transit and to recreate the measurements made by astronomers around 300 years ago in order to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Read more