A Sizzling Summer of Space
For the first time in the Netherlands this summer: the Space Studies Programme - an international summer university for those who aspire to a space career. In parallel: the Sizzling Summer of Space, which is a public programme for both young and old.
The International Space University’s (ISU) Space Studies Programme (SSP) is coming to the Netherlands for the first time in its 31-year history. From 24 June until 25 August, recent graduates and young professionals get to know the many facets of aerospace: from space law to aerospace technology and from astronomy to sci-fi. Over two hundred lecturers, guest lecturers, scientists and astronauts from all over the world will be present at the ISU/SSP 2018. Naturally, Dutch space specialists will also play an important role.
Events for a wider audience
Many lectures and events that ISU participants follow outside of their lectures are accessible to a wider audience, such as the Astronauts panel at SpaceExpo in Noordwijk on 2 July; the final of the ISU Robotics Competitions with astronaut André Kuipers at the Science Centre Delft; and the rocket launch in Noordwijk on 21 July (by ISU participants and children).
Sizzling Summer of Space
Under the Sizzling Summer of Space header, there is a public programme full of sizzling space activities for both young and old parallel to the ISU/SSP 2018. The Netherlands Space Office (NSO), TU Delft, Leiden University and ESA are organising this event together with the Dutch space sector and the cities of Leiden, Delft and The Hague.
A glimpse at the programme
- 14 May - Kick-off Sizzling Summer of Space in The Hague
- 17 May - Opening #SelfiesInSpace on the Noordwijk boulevard in the presence of André Kuipers (private, media welcome)
- 25 June - ISU/SSP Opening Ceremony at ESTEC in Noordwijk (private, possibilities for media will be announced in due course)
- 27 June – Hubble Omniversum lecture, The Hague (limited access, media welcome)
- 2 July – Astronauts panel at the Space Expo in Noordwijk
- 14 July - Final of the ISU Robotics Competition at the Science Centre, Delft
- 19 August – Public visitors day at Leiden University