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Run Experiments on the ISS using Astro Pi

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Teach with Space Online Training

Dates: 17 and 24 March 2021
Time: 16.30h - 18.30h CET
Duration: 4 hours, divided in 2 sessions of 2h
Language: English
Pre-requisites: the training assumes no previous knowledge of coding
Certification: a certification of participation will be provided to the attendees that participate in both sessions, and complete the homework project.
REGISTRATIONS: Applications are closed.

Astro Pi computers are small computer devices that are capable of great things. ESA is collaborating with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to run an educational project that makes use of two Astro Pi computers located on the ISS by means of coding and scientific experimentation. During this session, you will be introduced to the Astro Pi software and hardware, including its set of sensors. You will set up and learn to program an Astro Pi in the language that they communicate – Python. These special computers can for instance be used to communicate with astronauts on board the ISS through the manipulation of text and images on an LED screen, as well as to run science experiments.

This training is open to primary school teachers of STEM-related subjects residing and working within any ESA Member State. Teachers from Canada, Slovenia, Latvia and Malta may also apply, due to specific agreements with ESA. 

More details coming soon!