The Step into Space Garden is a journey of discovery through the story of space and your part in it. It presents online and in person events that bring together space sciences and arts, through exhibitions and participatory activities with a focus on projects by and for youth.
spaceEU is a European-funded project that fosters a young, creative and inclusive European space community. spaceEU implements an exciting space outreach and education program to spark the interest of young people in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), and to encourage them to consider space-related careers. The project inspires and broadens young minds, develops a sense of European and global citizenship, and through our shared human relationship with space, fosters long-term partnerships between people from different countries and cultural backgrounds. spaceEU is working on the establishment of a Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) in the field of space.
About the Leiden Observatory
The aim of Leiden Observatory, and specifically of the Astronomy & Society Group, is to engage the public with the wonders of the Universe and share the scientific, technological, cultural and educational aspects of astronomy with society.
Space in Your Living Room! is an online program that brings astronauts, artists, space scientists and engineers, into living rooms across Europe and beyond. It is a series of fun activities, exciting challenges with amazing prizes, and live events for young people, families and educators. At Ars Electronica Festival we will share conversations between astronauts and artists, and the youth art projects created during the program: including stories, speculative design and young reporters stories.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
spaceEU received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement nº 821832.
Perdro Russo, Suzana Filipecki Martins, Michelle Willebrands and Mahbobah Ahmad (Leiden University)
Laura Welzenbach and Veronika Liebl, (Ars Electronica)
Agueda Gras-Velazquez and Bjorn Bachmann (European Schoolnet)
Andrew Whittington – Davis (Ecsite)
Joseph Roche, Brendan Owens and Grace D’Arcy (Trinity College Dublin & Science Gallery Dublin)
Ana Noronha and Ana Maria Alves (Ciência Viva)
Angelos Lazoudis and Eleftheria Tsourlidaki (Ellinogermaniki Agogi)
Alida Lefter and Christophe Chaffardon (Cité de l’espace)
Milena Ratajczak, Jan Pomierny and Katarzyna Kowalska (New Space Foundation)
Ana Crespo-Blanc, Lourdes López and Domingo Escutia (Parque de las Ciencias)
Petr Mares and Lukas Holman (Science In)
Anna Mildner, Christine Schorr, Melanie Wittig (Universum Bremen)