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Space in your living room

Space in your living room

This summer a new spaceEU programme is "taking off" with a series of live events, bringing astronauts, artists, space scientists and engineers into living rooms across Europe and beyond. Space in your Living Room will take place online from 6 July to 30 August 2020, with live events being streamed on spaceEU's Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Space in Your Living Room gives a unique perspective on our Planet Earth and provides an opportunity for children to interact with space professionals from different backgrounds. It also celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of historic and contemporary women and minorities in space exploration. Some of the programme's highlights include:

  • Conversations with space professionals. In particular the first Syrian and second Muslim cosmonaut Muhammed Ahmed Fares (22 July, in Arabic), the first Belgium astronaut Dirk Frimout (5 August, in Dutch), and the first female French astronaut Claudie Haigneré (date TBC, in French). These space professionals will hold informal conversations about the overlapping power of arts and space exploration.

  • Hands-on online workshops where you will have the chance to meet a space professional, such as Dora Klindžić who will hold two workshops on space storytelling and writing.

  • Contests for young people up to the age of 18. Questions can be submitted to Muhammed Ahmed Fares, Dirk Frimout, and Claudie Haigneré during their workshops. Whoever asks the most creative question has the opportunity to ask their questions live and be in for a chance to win a telescope.

All the Space in your Living Room events will take place on Zoom, and will have a limit of 40 children per event, so be sure to sign up for the events that interest you most to save your spot. If you are younger than 16 years old one of your parents or legal guardian can sign you up here. If you are older than 16 then you can sign up here. All the activities and events in this programme are free.

For more details on this programme head to the spaceEU website.


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