Visit to Porchester Junior School

On Monday 16 November Dr Simon Sheridan was invited back to his Junior School in Nottingham to talk to the current children about space science and jobs in the space industry.He ran three, hour-long workshops where the children performed experiments to investigate the effect of impacts on the Earth.  The sessions ended with the children…

Rosetta at Eton

On 12th November Dr Andrew Morse of the Open University’s Department of Physical Sciences and a member of the ESA Rosetta team gave a presentation entitled: “Rosetta – Landing on a comet” to Eton College Scientific Society.  The event was attended by approximately eighty pupils from both Eton College and Windsor Boys’ School. Dr Andrew…

Rosetta goes to the Isle of Man

On the 9th October Dr. Andrew Morse gave a presentation to about 100 year 12 pupils of Castle Rushen High school.  The presentation was about the Rosetta mission and the engineering challenges overcome on its 10 year journey to land on a comet.  The presentation also included handling the DPS meteorites collection. This was followed…