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ESA space education conference declared a success

Space education experts from across Europe gathered at the University last week for the third European Space Agency Symposium on Space Educational Activities.

This prestigious annual event provides an international stage for students and academics to discuss current and future Space Educational Activities in Europe and beyond, focusing on university level activities as well as opportunities for learners and educators at high school.

More than 120 students, young professionals, lecturers and teachers gathered at the University’s Stamford Court conference facilities for three days of learning and sharing, with presentations, round table discussions, demonstrations and visits, all on the topic of Space Educational Activities.

The event included a talk by Dr Suzie Imber and a public lecture by author/presenter Dallas Campbell.

Student Alondra said of the event: “I have learnt a lot over the last few days, and met many fantastic people. I especially enjoyed talking to students starting rocketry groups in Spain and all over Europe. Hopefully we'll be able to build new things as a result!”

For more, see the ESA report on the symposium.

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