ESERO Ireland Primary Teacher CPD: Engineering Telescopes

UPDATE: the launch of James Webb has been delayed, so this session will now be offered in early November, as an online session on Tuesday 2 November (4pm to 5.15pm) and as a face to face session at Blackrock Castle Observatory on 3 November (7pm to 8.30pm).


Explore how telescopes have changed over time, from the earliest two lens designs to the current construction of the James Webb Space Telescope. Design and make a model of the James Webb and use mathematics to explore why the mirror has been designed with hexagons.

Suitable for teachers of 3rd class and up, this space technology focused session will involve modelling, testing and evaluation.

This CPD was offered online in February 2021 and will be repeated as an online session on 2 November, 4pm to 5.15pm and as a face-to-face session at MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory on 3 November from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Please note that this is a change from the original date of 13 October for the face to face session.

This session is free, but booking is essential via the form below:

CPD Registration

  • (If currently teaching). If not insert N/A
  • Select Online or Face-to_Face

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