European Astro Pi Challenge: Code your experiment!
October 31st 2016

European Astro Pi Challenge: Code your experiment!

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has the pleasure to announce a new challenge for all students under the age of sixteen. Thomas is looking forward to his upcoming Proxima mission, but before flying to the International Space Station (ISS), he would like to invite you to take part in the European Astro Pi Challenge.

On board the ISS there are two Astro Pi computers – Ed and Izzy. One of the Astro Pi is available for use by Thomas and can run computer codes developed by you!

First, you need to be curious about space exploration and life on board the ISS, and submit a mission plan that will give you and your class the chance to win an Astro Pi kit.  Then you and your team will have to solve a specific challenge that Thomas will prepare. ESA will send the best codes to Thomas and Ed on board the ISS and they will send back the results of the selected experiments.

Not an expert in coding? Don’t worry! ESA will provide you with educational resources that explain how to use and write code for Astro Pi, and that will provide you with ideas for using Raspberry Pi in the classroom. Teachers will also have the opportunity to attend the Astro Pi workshops and webinars.

Would you like the chance to get involved? Click here…


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