Every year, with support from ESERO Ireland, we offer your class the chance to receive their very own, unique, space image. These images are captured by the research staff at MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory using a large, 16 inch diameter telescope that can see almost half way back to the beginning of the known universe*! (*Because light takes time to reach us, everything we see in the sky is an image from the past. For instance, by the time the light from our Sun reaches us, it has been travelling for about 8 minutes.)
This year, we will be imaging our nearest neighbour, the Moon.
Every school that requests an image will receive a photo of the Moon unique to them. In the image, you will be able see details of the surface of the Moon, with much more clarity than your average telescope. We’ll also forward you an information packet about the Moon and how we have explored it, with activities from ESERO and ESA to support learning.
To get your photo of the Moon, simply fill in the form below. We’ll add you to the Space Image program and send your school a new Space Image for Space Week annually. You’ll also be entered into a draw to potentially win a telescope for your school! If you registered for an image last year, there’s no need to register again. We’ll automatically forward you a Moon image.