Science Task Force at Tartu Observatory also in summer 2016!

Katrina Kalnina | 29.03.2016

Participants of Science Task Force on the roof at the Physicum of University of Tartu in August 2015. (Photo: Viljo Allik, Tartu Observatory)

Tartu Observatory in cooperation with the Tartu Hansa Rotary and Science School of University of Tartu announce the opening of application to the summer camp Science Task Force held in July – August 2016.

The Youth Development Fund of the Tartu Hansa Rotary Club will award up to five participants of the Science Task Force a 600-euro fellowship. The fellowship is meant to cover the expenses related to participation in the program, for example the costs of food and accommodation.

During the summer of 2015 participants of the Science Task Force were building a Helmholtz cage – a device for producing a region of nearly uniform magnetic field that help to test behaviour of nanosatellites and components in a magnetic field. This summer participants will be challenged to contribute to development of satellite ESTCube-2.

The preferred applicants are 9th to 12th grade students or fresh graduates of gymnasium who can demonstrate high motivation for taking part in the Estonian Student Satellite Program for two months in summer. A prerequisite for applying is very good English language skills.

For applying, an application and a motivation letter (up to one A4) must be sent to the email address by the deadline 25.04.2016. In the motivation letter, previous accomplishments in the field of physical sciences can be mentioned (e.g. participation in Olympiads, the Rakett 69 TV show, grades in school for physics, mathematics etc.).

For additional information about the application process and the Science Task Force, questions can be sent to the