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Space School 2017


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Space School 2017

A three day residential weekend for students interested in space science and astronomy.

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Course Dates

28th July 2017 – 30th July 2017

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Course Leader

C Scott

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Course Description

Space School 2017 will be a three day residential astronomy and space science event at the University of Kent for 15-18 year olds. The event will run from midday Friday 28th July to 5pm Sunday 30th July.

Participants will have the chance to take part in all the usual fantastic activities such as observing evenings with the University telescopes including the state of the art Beacon Observatory, rocket design, building and launch as well as spending time working on space science and astronomy projects with academics and postgraduate students.

For more details please visit the website http://astro.kent.ac.uk/mds/Spaceschool/index.html

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