World Class Space Education

  • Rocket Launch (Foto: NAROM)

NAROM 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 breath-taking northern scenery, theory and practice are integrated in a unique way.

Using space in Education

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.

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.

Spaceship Aurora – a teaching and adventure center

Spaceship Aurora opened in April 2014 and every year, exciting educational activities are conducted to students and teachers in this learning- and visitor centre. At Spaceship Aurora you attend a virtual tour into space led by a Mission Commander. In addition, visitors/participants see films, do experiments, launch rockets and experience how daily life is at a space center. Read more at spaceshipaurora.no.

Nordic European Space Education Resource Office (Nordic ESERO)

Nordic ESERO is an educational office established by European Space Agency (ESA) and run by NAROM. Teachers from the nordic countries Norway, Sweden and Finland are offered
continuing professional development and postgraduate studies, focused on using space in classrooms.

Andøya Space Center

NAROM is colocated with Andøya Space Center 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. Read more at andoyaspace.no.

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