Space Telescope Designer
- Available on request
- Up to 2 hours
In this activity, students will work as a group or individually to design a space telescope, and produce a proposal.
Students will need to select the size of the mirror, the instruments, where it will be launched from and were it will orbit, and even the rocket they will use. Once it's complete, they can fill in the proposal and launch the mission.
Space is a risky business - will the mission succeed?
The activity can be completed online or using information in the student guide and an interactive Excel spreadsheet.
Separate student documents are available for Key stages 4 (14-16) and 5 (16+).
Find out more
For more information about the activity, please visit our website.
About the organiser
This activity is organised by Herschel Space Observatory. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Teacher supervision is required.