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Are you ready for Rosetta? - A Space Group Pre-Conference

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. For the first time a man-made machine will collect samples on a comet and send data back to Earth. What are comets? What do they tell us about the origins of the Solar system, the Earth, ourselves? Will this mission be the key to our knowledge of the Solar system, as the Rosetta stone unlocked the meaning of the symbols carved thousands of years ago? The Ecsite Space Group pre-conference workshop will focus on public engagement and educational activities related to the Rosetta Mission. During these two days, you are invited to share experience and ideas, and participate in practical sessions where joint projects will emerge to celebrate the key dates in 2014: exhibits, educational tools, workshops… Keynote lectures will give you up-to-date information about the European space programmes, the comet science research and the Rosetta Mission. Be ready to engage your public in the exploration of comets and the Solar system.

Keynotes and workshops will be led by Aude Lesty (Cité de l’Espace), Marjolein van Breemen (NEMO), Carmen Guerra (Parque de las Ciencias), Rob van den Berg (Space Expo), Fernando Doblas (ESA), Marc McCaughrean (ESA), Johan Marcopoulos (Swedish National Space Board), Marie Rådbo (University of Gothenburg), LEGO Education representatives.


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The Space Group improves and extends communication about space science by helping science centres, space professionals and non-specialists to develop collaborative projects and events.