Young scientists from the UK are invited to compete in Odysseus, an exciting competition exploring the mysteries and challenges of space.
Odysseus offers young people a chance to show their ability and deepen their understanding of everything space-related.
In September students aged between 7 and 22 will be competing against others from all EU member states. Some of the high-value prizes include:
- computerized telescopes
- Travel to Brussels or Toulouse.
The top winners will be flown to the Guiana Space Centre in South America.
There are 3 separate competitions for:
- Skywalkers (primary school pupils)
- Pioneers (secondary school students)
- Explorers (university undergraduates)
The competition will cover two academic years, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, to attract the interest of thousands of students. Teachers are encouraged to take part by forming and coaching teams, however professional mentoring is accessible upon request.
Odysseus aims to inspire the next generation to get involved in space science and promotes educational activities that combine scientific learning with hands-on experience. Details of the competition, including how to submit, are available from the Odysseus website.
The Odysseus contest is being organized by the UK Space Agency and 13 other consortium partners of Odysseus II. This 3 year project is funded by Horizon 2020’s research and innovation programme.