The Raspberry Pi Foundation has this week announced in November of this year the UK Space Agency will be holding two special conferences. To celebrate the educational work linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission on the International Space Station, and the use of the awesome Astro Pi mini PC. Which was sent into space to carry out different experiments designed by students.
The conferences will be taking place in both the University of Portsmouth on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 and the University of York on Saturday 5th November 2016. Although tickets are limited so you will need to apply as quickly as possible if you would like to attend.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation website explains that :
Attendance is free, and the UK Space Agency is offering travel bursaries to help with the cost of getting there. However, if you want to go, you’ll need to apply for one of the available places.
The Principia mission has a huge range of linked educational activities, one of which is our own Astro Pi, and the conferences will be attended by students selected from across them all. There are about 500 student places available for each event; the individuals and teams who submit the strongest applications presenting their projects will be invited to take part.
You certainly don’t need to have won one of the Principia competitions to be invited to participate: the organisers want to see all kinds of work linked with Tim’s mission. They want your application to tell the story behind what you did, describe what you’ve learned by carrying out the project, and explain what long-term effects the work has had on your school. We expect the conferences will include students presenting a huge variety of work, from activities linked to official competitions to creative ideas that students and teachers have generated themselves.
For more information on the new Tim Peake’s Principia mission conference jump over to the officials Raspberry Pi Foundation website for details via the link below.
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