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Programme description - short version
Celebrating Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station, Destination Space, is an exciting and hands-on season of astronauts and adventure for families and schools. It will be coming to a science centre near you from October 2015, with schools workshops starting when Tim is in space in January 2016.
Programme description - long version
Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children all over the UK with a unique opportunity to learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station.
With over 20 million visitors to UK science centres every year, Destination Space will give children across the nation the chance to learn about Tim Peake’s mission through hands-on experiments, rocket demonstrations, space equipment and live video from the International Space Station.
As well as learning about Tim Peake’s work on the International Space Station, the programme will celebrate the team behind Tim, highlighting great opportunities for young people across the science and space sector.
Families and schools will be invited to join Destination Space through a calendar of family shows and live events running from October 2015 including special events for Tim Peake’s launch, meet-the-expert sessions and a fabulous astronaut show that will engage and inspire family audiences with Tim's mission. Special curriculum-linked activities for school children aged 5-14 will be starting from January 2016 whilst Tim is in space. Online, Destination Space will allow people to follow Tim Peake’s adventures in space in real time, find out what role in the crew would suit them and learn about inspiring figures within the field of human space flight.
Explore what life is like for the entire space crew in our Destination Space family show celebrating astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station in December. With amazing demonstrations and supersonic science experiments including building rockets, launching astronauts and learning about life on the ISS, this awe inspiring show is an out-of-this world experience not to be missed.
5-7 year old workshop
Explore what life is like for the entire space crew of scientists, engineers, trainers and astronauts with a space-filled school workshop for 5-7 year olds. From launching rockets, docking at the International Space Station and tackling emergency challenges, this show offers fantastic insight and learnings into what it takes to undertake a space mission.
Workshop activities include: learning about roles in space crew, rocket launches, space suit materials, daily life for astronauts on the International Space centre.
7-11 year old workshop
Space exploration requires a whole field of experts including scientists, trainers, engineers and astronauts. Aimed at 7-11 year olds, this workshop ‘recruits’ and ‘trains’ the next generation of space explorers. Packed with experiments, investigations and problem-solving activities linked back to human space flight young crew members will leave inspired.
Workshop activities include: learning about roles in space crew, rocket launches, daily life for astronauts on the International Space centre, resistance training, disorientation training, effects of vacuums on liquid, use of robotics and problem solving with simulation mission activities.
11-14 year old workshop
Mission training for wannabe Destination Space crew members. Aimed at 11-14 year olds, this workshop provides hands-on space training exploring the skills needed to become a member of the Destination Space crew. Whether you want to be a space scientist, astronaut trainer, mission controller or astronaut, you’ll love the workshop.
Workshop activities include: learning about careers in space, rocket launches and Newton’s laws, daily life for astronauts on the International Space centre including resistance and disorientation training, use of robotics and problem solving with simulation mission activities.