Space Week CPD For Primary Teachers

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Date:Wednesday September 11 2019 - Wednesday September 25 2019

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Space Week CPD – Back to the Moon

Our Space Week CPD will ask the question, “What would it take to visit the Moon again, and maybe even live there”? Your students will train to be the first Irish crew to visit the Moon and stay for an extended visit. This cross-curricular learning experience will get them to train like astronauts, before going on to ask important questions about what they would bring with them to the Moon, and how life there would be different to Earth.

  • Design a Mission Patch, and Keep a Daily Diary documenting life on the Moon
  • Have a Space Picnic and Explore how our Senses are Interconnected. Will food taste the same in Space?
  • Each Astronaut can only bring a small box of items with them to the Moon. Explore the concept of volume by tackling these limitations.

This free, 2-hour course will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). These have been developed from ESERO and Discovery Primary Science & Maths resources. 

This course is being offered with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland (European Space Education Resource Office). 

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award 
Space Week is an opportunity for primary school students and teachers to learn more about engineering, have fun, and win prizes. Running or attending a Space Week event counts towards the criteria for the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award. Schools that participate in Space Week 2019, will also be entered into a draw to win one of three telescopes, and a commemorative patch signed by NASA Astronaut Dan Tani.

Tea and coffee will be served at the start of the session. 

Note: all sessions require a minimum of 10 participants to run 

For further details of the course content, please contact Frances McCarthy of Blackrock Castle Observatory by email:


SOLD OUT! CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork: Wed 11 September, 2019, 6pm – 8pm. Book here. (Contact to be added to the wait list)

CANCELLED: Mayo Education Centre, Mayo: Wed 18 September, 2019, 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

CANCELLED: Lough Gur Heritage Centre, Limerick: Wed 18 September, 2019, 4pm – 6pm. Book via email to

SOLD OUT! Drumcondra Education Centre, Dublin: Thurs 19 September, 2019, 6pm – 8pm. Book here.

NEW SESSION Galway Education Centre, Galway: Wed 25 September 2019, 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Book here.