Apply by Nov. 6, 2023, for ESA’s CanSat can satellite competition and get started on a fascinating space project this school year
“School and Space 2023” symposium: The fascination for the infinite depth of space inspires young and old for science and technology.
The new exhibition about the Kepler Observatory at the Ars Electronica Center shows that amateur astronomers can still contribute to scientific achievements today.
The exhibition took a closer look at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, covering its history, daily activities and the ambitious goals of the global research project.
Explore the space with the new version of “Uniview”, the amazing virtual planetarium program of Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K.
On Thursday, 21.4.2022, the airport of Suben in the district of Schärding was transformed into a mission control center for a number of space-loving young people.
Launching their own mini-satellite 500 metres towards space with a rocket and collecting scientific data – this was the fifth time that students in the CanSat competition had the opportunity to do so.
The exhibition “Spaceship Earth” dealt with the question of what we can learn about our planet by observing it.
New laser projectors, the most powerful graphics cards, a 3D tracking system and a whole range of new interactive programs and spectacular applications. This is Deep Space EVOLUTION.
Astronomer Peter Habison provides insight into the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile – the world’s most productive astronomical observatory. (German language)
When it comes to imagining sizes in the universe, we quickly reach our limits. But that should not stop us from not trying.
2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the CanSat competition. With a Corona-related delay, this year’s celebration is underway – and the next competition is already ready to start.
We humans have left traces on this blue planet – in the water, on the earth, in the air, but also in outer space.
Star photographer Dietmar Hager takes us on a journey through the summer starry sky – as seen from Austria. (German language)
What is the origin of life? What is the origin of the universe? Where do we come from and where are we going? Questions that have preoccupied mankind for millennia, and it doesn’t look like they will be solved soon. For a wonderfully playful perspective, artists are now joining in.
Wanted: Our place in the universe. Found: A team that combines humans and AI to answer fundamental questions. Sarah Petkus and Mark J. Koch aim to educate artificial intelligence to become an individual.
A beverage can as mini-satellite, children as climate detectives or a training camp for astronauts: ESERO Austria uses the fascination of the topic of space to introduce young people to scientific topics.
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence may make some people think of a funny guy in a bicycle basket, for others it has serious scientific relevance and is closely interwoven with research on artificial intelligence. Thinking off the beaten track helps in this multidisciplinary work.
Cliff diving on comets, opulent refractions of light in the ice crystals of Saturn’s rings or the gigantic mountain worlds of Mars: Gernot Grömer, Director of the Austrian Space Forum, is probably the most unusual travel guide in the country. The destination of his journey is the solar system, first stopover the Red Planet. All…
July 21, 2019, will be the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. As part of a special theme weekend, Ars Electronica is commemorating this great moment in science from different viewpoints. As an interpreter, Ingrid Kurz was close to the action when the first man walked on the moon.
With their homemade mini-satellite, Team EcoSat came out on top at the first Austrian CanSat competition in April 2018. Over the summer, they had the privilege of flying to the Azores to take part in the Europe-wide competition. Find out all about the experience the Austrian team and their teacher had on the island in…
Simulated weightlessness, scuba training and a Russian course—at the Advanced Space Academy of the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, young people can get a close-up feel on space travel. ESERO Austria made it possible for two Austrian youngsters to attend this year. Here’s their account.
NASA and the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama annually hold an International Space Camp, and once again this year, ESERO Austria made it possible for a teacher and two students to take part. Here, teacher Julia Schleritzko tells about her experiences.
ESERO Austria celebrates its 2nd anniversary! The Austrian European Space Education Resource Office, located at the Ars Electronica Center, was founded in June 2016. In addition, Ars Electronica Center Director and ESERO Austria Supervisor, Andreas Bauer, recently became a member of the Advisory Board of the FFG for Aerospace. Reason enough for an interview with…
The runner-up prizes in the 1st Austrian CanSat competition held this past April were provided by RUAG Space—an outing to that company’s production facilities. Teams of up-and-coming young engineers who built their own mini-satellites got guided tours.
Mini-satellites the size of a coke can, a rocket launch at the Austrian-German border and three teams of students from all over Austria, competing for the title as best CanSat team (and the participation in the European CanSat Competition from June 28, 2018, to July 1, 2018 in the Azores islands) – that’s the first…
While teams of school kids throughout Austria are hard at work creating their cola-can-size satellites to be launched during the CanSat Competition April 9-11, 2018, the Space Team at TUW–Technical University of Vienna is also busy with its preparations—building the rockets that will take these mini-satellites aloft in April. We just paid a visit to…
In the search for extraterrestrial life, Mars is considered one of the most promising candidates. The OeWF–Austrian Space Forum has already simulated several elements of manned missions to Mars together with researchers on the staff of international partners. The sites of these extraordinary field tests have ranged from the Northern Sahara to Austrian glaciers at…