The UK Space Agency recently organising two conferences that gave young people the opportunity to present their school work, linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission, to leading experts from industry and education.
Two talented year 11 boys were selected to attend the conferences and meet Major Timothy Nigel “Tim” Peake, the former British Army Air Corps officer, European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station crew member, along with their teacher, Miss Ormisher.
British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake spent 6 months living and working onboard the International Space Station. While orbiting the planet, he become known for his live talks with school children, his songs and his unique ability to engage young people with the wonders of space travel and scientific discovery. He carried out over 100 scientific experiments while on the ISS, before returning to Earth on 18 June. Since his return to Earth he has continued this work, engaging a new generation of young people with science. Last week, Major Tim, 44, was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, for services to space research and scientific education.
As well as providing the opportunity to meet and talk to experts from the space industry and the Principia education programmes, the conferences also featured keynote talks from leading figures, presentations from the students, exhibition of the students’ work.
The University of York also hosted an accompanying day of workshops and talks for participants of the conferences.
Photo by Chris Hall / University of York / UK Space Agency