OBS Space Agency & OBServatory
“I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.” Stephen Hawking
Space is the future. Space exploration is currently being refocused and therefore schools must include space exploration in their curriculum. There is a renewed commitment by NASA to return astronauts to the moon and private companies like SpaceX are designing and manufacturing innovative, cost-effective rockets with travel to Mars in mind. Another decade from now will already give us a clearer idea as to whether outer space neighbourhoods are more than just a fantasy.
Understanding how Earth and space interact, how they affect us and how we affect them is vital for our survival.
Space exploration provides us insights into the world beyond. The knowledge we have gained from space missions (robotic and manned) have delivered us crucial data and deepened our understanding of space and our own planet. Space exploration may lead to us being able to take the pressure off Earth in terms of natural resources or perhaps lead to life in space.
At OBS your child will delve into the realms of space. They may explore growing plants and food in space, investigate how lunar ice could be filtered, build their own rocket, discover technology used in space through the Arduino tool, train like an astronaut, investigate materials that would protect humans from harmful UV light in space, look into how we can support Earth with resources from space, create an advertisement campaign promoting holidays to space, design space dwellings, investigate how bot technology could support mental wellbeing for family members separated by hundreds of thousands if not millions of kilometers or debate the organisational and social characteristics of a future settlements on the moon.
Our roof top observatory allows your child to see some of the wonders in space and enjoy a night of star gazing.
Career paths in space go far beyond the stereotypical astronaut, rocket engineer or space scientist. The industry requires not only scientists and mathematicians but lawyers, marketing and business development managers. Future jobs may include food engineers, mining specialists, media specialists, holoportation specialists, space tourist managers, space architects and construction engineers, space traffic managers and space health medical professionals.
Yesterday’s science fiction is todays reality.