October 25th to October 29th 2021

Due to the ongoing situation and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ESA/GTTP 2021 – Space Careers will be held online. 

This course is organised in the framework of teacher training activities of the European School Innovation Academy.

The European Space Agency and the Galileo Teacher Training Program join hands again to bring cutting edge training opportunities to all interested teachers. This time we will have the opportunity to (virtually) visit the Science Operations Centre of ESA in Madrid (Spain).

The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), ESA’s window to the Universe, welcomes teachers from all over the world. Make sure you take part in this online adventure. Meet the scientists,  make a virtual visit of the facilities, and learn about the discoveries taking place there.

ESAC. Credits: ESAC.

This year’s program is focusing on space careers and the opportunities to participate actively in space exploration. The program includes presentations by scientists, hands-on activities, digital tools, research activities, virtual visits to the facility and observing sessions with robotic telescopes. The training is supported by the CESAR (Cooperation through Education in Science and Astronomy Research) team, the resident educational team at ESAC, and by a team from the IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias), the Faulkes Telescope Education Team,  National Schools’ Observatory and NUCLIO (the coordinator of the Galileo Teacher Training Program).

Participants will have opportunities to learn about the various Space Careers explained as storytelling from Space professionals in several fields and hands-on sessions. Take part in this training course and go back to your school with a research project in your hands. Looking forward you to learn as much as you did last year in the ESA/GTTP 2020!

ESA/GTTP 2020 edition. Credits: T. Direitinho.

Who can apply?

The workshop is open to teachers of all grade levels and subject domains willing to dive into a real STEAM experience (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths). We believe that learning improves when students are embedded in interdisciplinary experiences and in environments that seamlessly integrate horizontal (across subject domains) and vertical (across different grade levels) articulation.

Programme Topics

Download the programme here.


The course will be offered online using videoconference software. A computer with internet connection is required to participate.

Practical Information

The working language will be English.

Fees & Funding

The course is free to participate! There are no fees involved.


Registration is closed. All registered participants will receive an email with information about how to access the course materials and classes.


Faulkes Telescope
NSO – National Schools’ Observatory

A partner course to the European School Innovation Academy

With the support of Our Space our Future and DiSTARS.


Ana Costa (e-mail)