UK Astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI reports that on July 1, 2014, the UK Space Education Office (ESERO-UK) is holding a free conference at the National Science Learning Centre in York.
It is ideal for primary teachers and teaching assistants who are interested in using space as a exciting context for learning.
The conference will introduce Tim’s upcoming mission to the ISS and how space can be used to enhance children’s learning across the primary school curriculum.
Tim is currently training for his 6 month mission, Expedition 46/47, to the ISS which is scheduled for November 2015. The UK communications regulator Ofcom has agreed in principle to issue the permanent Special Callsign of GB1SS to the ISS and it is expected Tim will use that callsign when operating the amateur radio station in the ESA Columbus module.
More information at http://www.esero.org.uk/news/esero-uk-space-conference—the-primary-frontier
The UK’s first astronaut was Helen Sharman GB1MIR who launched into space 23 years ago on May 18, 1991, see https://amsat-uk.org/about/history/first-uk-astronaut-helen-sharman-gb1mir/