This is our outreach programme for schools. You can invite us to your school, and /or the next community event that you are planning.
We come to your school,
or you can participate in one of our online programmes.
Coming up from July 2021
Seeds in Space
Grow plants like an astronaut.
In 2021, basil seeds are flown to the International Space Station to grow there in microgravity. Schools in New Zealand have the opportunity to organise a ground experiment with seeds from the same batch and compare results.
Learn astronomy online
You and your students use telescopes from Chile and the Canary Islands to learn about the night sky, our solar system and the Universe.
Access a wealth of astronomy lessons, quizzes and an amazing community.
Why Moon to Mars
In 2007, 14 countries released a document called The Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination, which discusses a global, strategic, coordinated and comprehensive approach to space exploration. They have decided that
The Moon, Mars and the Asteroids are destinations
where humans can live and work soon or later in the Solar System.
These are our next targets for space exploration and your students could be among those people who will work on these programmes, as astronauts and also as mission support. They will launch rockets, design science missions, decide on planetary policies and even defend Earth from asteroids and continue the outreach and education work that we do today.
The technological advances necessary to explore and live on the Moon and on Mars will help support and improve life on Earth, extend life, create a better world and protect the future of our species. If we learn to terraform Mars, the technology necessary to do so will be also used to protect and save Earth.
Astrobiology brings the perspective of who we are in the grand scheme of the Universe by asking the questions:
What is life?
Where else in the Universe can we find it?
What is the future of humankind?
The next generation of space explorers are born now. They are the leaders of tomorrow. Each of us can contribute to make Earth a better place and make the difference in the world.
Our Moon-Mars Explorer Programme takes these big questions to the class room. When astronauts go to space they see Earth as a blue marble from where borders are not visible. They come back from space transformed, aware of the fragility and uniqueness of our planet.
Our programme is designed to bring the cosmic perspective to the world we live in, and show what knowledge we need for a future in which humankind will thrive rather than just survive.
We teach skills for a better tomorrow.
Join us get ideas on how to build an amazing tomorrow.
Venture with us beyond Earth!