The Raspberry Pi Foundation has this week revealed that the UK Space Agency will be hosting two special conferences for Raspberry Pi.

This is in order to celebrate the education work that has been linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission on the Internation Space Station (ISS), and the Astro Pi Mini PC, which was sent into space to be used to carry out a number of experiments that were designed by students.

The conferences will be hosted at the University of Portsmouth on November 2nd, 2016 and at the University of York on November 5th, 2016.

Tickets will be limited, so make sure to apply as soon as possible.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation website explains more:

Attendance is free, and the UK Space Agency is offering travel bursaries to help with the cost of getting there. However, if you want to go, you’ll need to apply for one of the available places.

The Principia mission has a huge range of linked educational activities, one of which is our own Astro Pi, and the conferences will be attended by students selected from across them all. There are about 500 student places available for each event; the individuals and teams who submit the strongest applications presenting their projects will be invited to take part.

You certainly don’t need to have won one of the Principia competitions to be invited to participate: the organisers want to see all kinds of work linked with Tim’s mission. They want your application to tell the story behind what you did, describe what you’ve learned by carrying out the project, and explain what long-term effects the work has had on your school. We expect the conferences will include students presenting a huge variety of work, from activities linked to official competitions to creative ideas that students and teachers have generated themselves.

You can also read more at the source link.

Source: RPiF

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