Applying to the Science Task Force

Astrid Pung | 6.04.2015

Tartu Observatory in cooperation  with the Tartu Hansa Rotary and Teaduskool of University of Tartu announce the opening of application period to the Science Task Force.

The Science Task Force is a summer camp aimed for gymnasium students where the participants get the opportunity to work in space technology research together with scientists and university students. The goal of the Science Task Force is to give students a chance to challenge their knowledge and skills through solving actual scientific challenges.

The Science Task Force 2015

Participation in the Science Task Force includes taking part of research in Tartu Observatory for up to two months between June and August of 2015. Together with the Tatu Observatory summer trainee university students and their supervisors, work will be carried out in preparation of the next missions for the Estonian student satellite program. Depending on the interests of the participants, the aim of the work can be towards electronics, software and physical simulations.

The Youth Development Fund of the Tartu Hansa Rotary Club will award up to five participants of the Science Task Force a 600 euro stipend. The stipend is for covering the expenses related to participating in the program, for example the costs of food and accomodation.


The preferred applicants are 9th to 12th grade students of the young people finishing gymnasium in 2015 who can demonstrate high motivation for taking part in the Estonian student satellite program for two summer months. A prerequisite for applying is a very good English language skill.

For applying, an application and a motivational letter (up to 1 A4) must be sent to the email address with the deadline 27.04.2015. In the motivational letters, previous accomplisments in the field of physical sciences can be mentioned (e.g. participation in olympiads, the Rakett 69 TV show, grades in school for physics and mathemathics etc.).

For additional information about the content, organization or application process for the Science Task Force, questions can be sent to the same email address or can be asked from the supervisor of the Science Task Force Mart Noorma from the email address

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