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News 20 January 2014

On Monday 20 January, ESA’s comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta will wake up from 31 months of deep space slumber. ESA will streaming live from ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, with full coverage of the day’s historic events as they unfold, starting at 09:15 GMT (10:15 CET)

Rosetta’s computer is programmed to re-establish contact with Earth on 20 January, starting with an ‘alarm clock’ at 10:00 GMT. Immediately afterwards, the spacecraft’s startrackers will begin to warm up, taking around six hours. Rosetta will then send a signal to Earth to announce that it is awake.

News 8 January 2014

Welcome to the latest issue of the Ecsite Space Group newsletter. The Space Group is a forum of science centres, museums and space professionals across Europe working to communicate the wonders of space.

Other 26 January 2014

Save the date! The next Space Group meeting will be in sunny Granada, Spain! Parque de las Ciencias will be hosting us on Monday January 27th 2014.

News 7 November 2013

Welcome to your first newsletter for the Ecsite Space Group – the forum of science centres, museums, education organisations and space professionals across Europe working to communicate the wonders of space. You can share information about your events, exhibitions, projects or great resources with the Space Group too!

News 2 June 2013

ESA meets science centers and museums in Gothenburg: check out the article on the ESA website.

News 6 May 2013

The European Space Agency will support the Space Group to develop events, educational activities and exhibits for Science Centres and Museums related to the Rosetta mission. A “Rosetta kit” will enable the Ecsite members to take part in a campaign related to this most exciting on-going space mission, which will lead to a lander to be released onto a comet surface and retrieve crucial information on the origins of the solar system.

The first step will be to work with Science Centres and Museums in a collaborative way on the definition of these events, educational activities and exhibits.

News 4 April 2013

Space is vast, but on the 4th and 5th of June European Space Science Centres and Space Agencies will be nowhere else than in Gothenburg for two days of Pre-Conference workshops. Join the Space Group for a closer contact with Space professionals and Space news, programmes and discoveries. The Space Group will also offer opportunities for sharing experience, expertise, knowledge and tools.

This year’s Pre-Conference topic is: ARE YOU READY FOR ROSETTA ?

In November 2014, the European Space Agency spacecraft Rosetta will send a lander on the comet Churyumov – Gerasimenko.

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