ESERO Space Goes To School

THE PROGRAM FOR SPACE WEEK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – But don’t worry there are still many ways to take part in Space Week. Create your own event using our teacher resources, and don’t forget to REGISTER!

ESERO Space Goes To School is a program that brings real Space Industry professionals to your Primary School classroom via videoconference, for FREE! Your students will have a chance to learn from these experts and to engage with them. We’ve had amazing speakers over the years, including former NASA Astronaut Dan Tani.

The programme is designed to stimulate an interest in Space, and science more generally, while seeking to dispel any bias the students may feel about who can or cannot be a scientist. We want all students to feel from an early age that they can be scientists if they want to.

Speakers are available to book for 30 minute online slots allowing for student Q&A time.  Please note – as these sessions will take place online  you will need a strong WiFi connection.

This programme is extremely popular and spaces fill up fast. To avoid disappointment and to be in with the best possible chance of securing a speaker for your class, we highly recommend you book early when programs are announced. A waiting list for the Science Week program will be implemented here shortly.

The program for Space Week 2022 can be viewed below. Speakers will be offered according to availability. Space Week runs annually from October 4th – 10th.

It is a condition of participation that a small sample of your students complete a short evaluation survey. Accurate evaluation allows us to continue providing the program for free and ensures we can best amend the programme to serve your students’ needs. Priority consideration for future iterations of the programme, will be given to participants who complete and return evaluation surveys.

Evan Slattery

Business Development Manager at SpaceChain UK

Suited to: Primary

Available: Space Week

A Limerick born engineer now working in the space sector. Evan received a bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick. He ventured abroad to do a Masters in Space Studies at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Evan will be joining you from his new position at SpaceChain UK!

Dr Heidi Thiemann

Astronomy PhD

Suited to: Primary

Available: Space Week

Heidi has a PhD in astrophysics from the Open University where she studied binary stars and stellar formation and evolution. She currently works as a project manager at Truro College where she's written new post-16 space qualifications.

Aoife Murphy

SSP Alumni

Suited to: Primary

Available: Space Week

Aoife Murphy is a recent graduate from Technological University Dublin, formerly Dublin Institute of Technology, with a BE (Hons) focused in Mechanical Engineering. In 2018, she took part in ESA Academy’s Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course in ESEC-Galaxia in Belgium. She has also been recently accepted onto the Space Studies Program with the International Space University to be held next year. Aoife would like to share how she became passionate about space, her journey so far, her experience with the ESA course and the International Space University, as well as how she intends to continue pursuing a career in the space sector.

Seanie Morris

Astronomer and Lecturer, DJ, and Radio Presenter

Suited to: Primary

Available: Space Week

In addition to being a Radio Presenter and DJ for the radio station Midlands 103, Seanie is a well-known amateur astronomer and has been an astronomy lecturer for many years. With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing just around the corner, Seanie will be discussing what it was really like for the astronauts on their journey to the moon. He will also go into detail about how they got there including a discussion of the Saturn V Rocket itself using his very own scale model of the rocket!

Juan Miro

ESA (Retired)

Suited to: Primary

Available: Space Week

Juan has worked in space programmes at the European Space Agency (ESA) for 27 years. He has recently retired from ESA but remains passionate about space and likes talking about its contributions to society. He enjoys explaining space and the underlying Physics to young students and interested public. Juan is Spanish, has a Masters in Industrial Engineering by the Polytechnical University of Barcelona and has worked in Germany and The Netherlands. His wife Gabrielle is Irish and they spend now a lot of time in Co. Louth.