We are delighted to announce our Regional winner for the European Satellite Navigation Competition is Aidan O’Toole,with his fantastic idea eTinada – Enabling Taxation in the Digital Age and Using GNSS to Determine Place of Supply. Recent EU regulations on VAT (2008/08/EC) due to take effect … [Read more...] about And the Winner is…..
Series 3 started Monday 27th October, 8.30pm on RTE One. If you missed out you can watch it back here on the player: RTE Player Filming took place in Elfordstown, interviewing Dr. Barry Fennell Irish Delegate to ESA Earth Observation Programme Board on the importance of earth observation to … [Read more...] about The Science Squad visit Elfordstown
CarSafari, the brainchild of Kerry based James Mannix and Paula Kelleher, was named as overall Ireland Region winner at the prestigious European Satellite Navigation Competition (ENSC) Awards announced in Munich, Germany (5 Nov 2013). The competition, now in its 10th year, is backed by the European … [Read more...] about Car Safari wins Prestigious European Satellite Navigation Competition
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD visited Cork based space services provider, National Space Centre (Ltd) in Midleton, to officially open Ireland’s first and only Earth Observation ground station, commissioned by Canadian based company, exactEarth. (4th September 2013) exactEarth is headquartered in … [Read more...] about Ireland’s First Earth Observation Ground Station
12th August 2013 56 year old astronaut Michael Foale has retired from the US Space Agency NASA. Born in Lincolnshire, England but with a dual US-UK citizenship, Foale flew on six Space Shuttle missions, two Space Stations and a Soyuz. His 26 year career with NASA involved a total of 375 days in … [Read more...] about NASA Astronaut Michael Foale retires
8th July Blackrock Castle Observatory’s annual summer space camps begin today and will run throughout July and August. Over the next two weeks children between 8-12 years old will build and launch their own rockets, learn about the basics of space science and the solar system along with the chance … [Read more...] about BCO Space Camps Kick off!
July 2nd At 6:38 am local time this morning (0238 GMT) Russia launched their Proton-M rocket carrying Glonass navigation system satellites. However just seconds after the launch the rocket veered off its trajectory, breaking to pieces and eventually exploding. The rocket was launched unmanned from … [Read more...] about Russian Proton-M fails
21st June 2013 With attendance almost full and the Program finalised for C-SIGMA IV, NSC is offering one lucky winner the chance to attend for free. To enter the competition head to Twitter, follow @Elfordstown and tweet "Send me to #CSIGMA2013". Winner will be chosen on Monday - Best of … [Read more...] about Chance to Win Free Entry to #CSIGMA2013