The Opening Training School took place at the University of Strathclyde’s Insight Institute from 2th to 7th December 2019. The OTS provided basic, but comprehensive training on all the Stardust-R Work Packages over the 5 days. featuring:
- 27 hours of lectures delivered by the members of the network
- 4 hours of lectures on transferable skills
- 1 hour induction on the Stardust-R research, training and outreach programmes
- 7+ hours of outreach training and practice
The total estimated training time is estimated to be 100 hours: 40 hours of delivered material and 60 hours of student centred learning on the topics covered at the OTS and the creation of the initial versions of the wiki sessions. This is enough for 5 ECTS credits (4 credits for hard skills, 1 credit for soft skills).
The first Stardust-R network supervisory board meeting was held on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd December.
Public talk on “EXPLORING ASTEROIDS AND COMETS“. Join Dr. Roberto Furfaro, Professor and Director of the Space Situational Awareness Arizona Initiative, as we investigate the challenges involved in sending spacecraft to these small bodies, explain why we want to understand them better, and how we might even bring a sample of one back to Earth. SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER at 16:00 at the Planetarium of the Glasgow Science Centre.