The Space Speaker in Your Classroom program brings real Space Industry professionals to your classroom via Skype. 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 BCO’s Astronaut Patron Dan Tani.
The program for Space Week 2019 is being finalised, but the post below gives an example of some of the incredible speakers who worked with us during International Women’s Day in March 2019:
To celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 8th, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory ran a special Space Speaker in Your Classroom Programme to connect students throughout Ireland, with women who have built careers in the Space Industry. These talks were designed to show students how varied the paths that lead to a STEM career in Space can be, and to assure them that they too can have an amazing career in this industry.
As National Outreach Coordinators for the International Astronomical Union, we also took this opportunity to highlight the IAU Women and Girls in Astronomy Project
, and to use this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to making astronomy more accessible to women and girls in Ireland, and around the world.
Speakers are available to book for 30 minute online slots allowing for student Q&A time. Please note – as these hook-ups will take place online (mainly through Skype) you will need a strong WiFi connection.
If you would like to be added to our waiting list, or to receive notice of upcoming schedules, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org