USING SPACE IN EDUCATION
NAROM (Norwegian center for space-related education) carries out different activities, seminars and conferences related to space technology, space physics, atmosphere, astrophysics, climate and environment. Within the scope of high technology and breathtaking northern scenery, theory and practice are integrated in a unique way.
Every year, a large number of pupils, students and teachers get knowledge and experiences they cannot get anywhere else in the country because of NAROM’s collocation with the only operational space center in Norway: Andøya Space Center. A close interaction with scientists from both Norway and abroad contribute to make activities and lectures both instructive and inspiring for the participants.
Andøya Space Center
Andøya Space Center is located in Oksebåsen approximately 5 km outside the town of Andenes. In addition to launching rockets and releasing scientific balloons, different ground instruments are used in the exploration of the near space.
ALOMAR (Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmosphere Research) is a part of Andøya Space Center and is a modern international research station where various instruments and methods are used to research space from the ground.
Student rocket campaigns
NAROM carries out a number of rocket courses every year for pupils, students and teachers, where participants are split into smaller groups to do practical and theoretical work in a real rocket campaign. The groups do simulation of rocket trajectory, set up telemetry transmitter and receiver systems, build the rocket payload and assemble the rocket. Participants are then stationed at various stations at the space center to take an active part in the rocket launch.
NAROM cooperates with universities and university colleges to increase knowledge in satellite operations nationwide. Through a separate student satellite program, students participate in the design and construction of small satellites to be launched and placed into orbit.
Nordic ESERO is an educational office established by European Space Agency (ESA) and run by NAROM. Teachers from the nordic countries Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are offered continuing professional development and postgraduate studies, focused on using space in classrooms.
Space technology in upper secondary school
NAROM collaborates with Andøy upper secondary school in an educational program, Space Technology (Vg3), which recruits pupils nationwide. Parts of the teaching is done at NAROM’s unique facilities, where the space infrastructure is actively used in teaching.
“Physics in focus” – a recruitment program in upper secondary school
“Physics in focus” is a national recruitment program organized by NAROM to get more pupils in upper secondary schools to choose physics classes. The program includes a physics camp at Andøya Space Center for pupils, visits of aerospace experts to the participating schools and teacher sessions. Schools from all over Norway participates in this program.
NAROM also organizes Space Camp for students and teachers where participants among other things get lectures in exciting space-related topics by aerospace experts from Norway and abroad. Participants will also put together their own sensor module to be launched in a rocket at the end of camp.
Spaceship Aurora – a teaching and adventure center
The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg opened Spaceship Aurora in April 2014. Throughout the year, exciting educational activities are conducted to students and teachers, where you attend a virtual tour into space led by a Mission Commander. In addition, the participants do experiments, launch rockets and experience how daily life is at a space center.
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