This one is to be considered for next year. It is too lato to apply for this june (dates are rom the 24th of June to the 1st of July).
Applicants should be between the ages of 17 and 20 and a keen interest in Space and Rocket Physics is preferable. A good grasp of Mathematics and Physics is strongly advised. Applicants must be fluent in English as all lectures and workshops are only covered in English.
At European Space Camp, kids find some of the most intelligent and interesting students from around the world, united by the common passion of science and space.
Each year the organizers look to have a good blend of Norwegian and foreign students, boys and girls, aiming to foster an enviroment in which participants can collaborate and learn from one another whilst having fun at the same time.
The first Space Camp took place at the Andøya Rocket Range in 1996, with 20 participants from across Scandinavia in attendance. After this initial success, European Space Camp quickly became an annual event and as of 2010, has attracted over 300 participants from over 20 countries across the world.
The scientific part of the camp is divided between lectures and group work. Some of the best lecturers from across Europe lecture on topics as diverse as Rocket Physics, the work of the European Space Agency and the Northern Lights. Group work enables participants to spend a week in the life of a scientist and tackle a problem relating to the rocket launch at the end of the week. There are five groups in total: Rocket System Design, Experimental Instrumentation, Payload, Rocket Telemetry and Rocket Physics. The highlight of the week is of course the rocket launch, which takes place near the end of the week, with just enough time to analyse the results of the launch.
An important part of Space Camp is getting to know the other participants and there will be a series of social activities organised as a result. There is often a trip to a local museum and a whale safari. There will also be the opportunity to hike up a mountain, to play volleyball in the spectacular surroundings of the Andøya Rocket Range and to swim under the midnight sun followed by a trip to the sauna!
Andøya Rocket Range
Set amongst a stunning backdrop of mountains and facing the Norwegian Sea, the Andøya Rocket Range enjoys a truly spectacular location in Northern Norway. The Rocket Range comprises a launch facility, various scientific laboratories and an on-site hotel, as well as the ALOMAR Lidar and several scientific measuring stations located several kilometres away from the Rocket Range.
All European Space Camp participants will be staying at the Rocket Range’s hotel in a double room, sharing with one of the other participants. All rooms come equipped with an en suite bathroom and sheets and towels are provided. Each room also has a telephone which can be used at cost price, as well as complimentary wireless internet. All meals will be taken at the Rocket Range’s restaurant and all diets are catered for (participants should mention any dietary requirements when applying).
The rocket range also comprises an auditorium, smaller discussion rooms and a computer lab with 15 computers and internet, so there is no need for participants to bring their own laptops. In addition, there is a sauna and a games room complete with a pool table and table tennis table.