Space Summer School (SSS) is a specialized school/program designed specifically for school/college/university students to equip them with the wonders of space science, technology and its applications in an interactive manner. It aims to enlighten young minds with state-of-the-art technologies and research breakthroughs in space science and technology. The curriculum gives the intellectual launch to participants for moving from core of the Earth to the layers of atmosphere with intricacies of flight and aviation. The participants experience the technology behind the launch vehicles, rockets and launch facilities. The next academic learning is the development of satellites while exploring the size, technology and applications of various orbited satellites. The school concludes with the visualization of astronomy, astrophysics & astrobiology domains. It also includes the talks by astronauts, subject matter experts and career counseling in the field of space technology. It involves hands on activities, workshops, creative learning, artistic contributions, software simulations and hardware development. It also encompasses specialized space based competition named as “Dr. Abdus Salam Space Contest” along with competitions like Spellathon, creative writing and space arts.
In 2017, the first Space Summer School was organized at Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad with the collaboration of space startup named as Space Technology Education and Popularization (STEP), with the participation of more than 250 participants from all over Pakistan. It was a huge success and motivated the team for SSS 2018 and SSS 2019 with more than 100 participants each year. In 2020, the space summer school was done on-line due to covid-19 with the participation of national and international participants.
Space Summer School 2021
SSS 2021 is planned online due to Covid-19 pandemic and will consist of interactive sessions in eight exploration tracks. This year, our emphasis will be on the applications of space technology and it will be free for space enthusiasts and school/college/undergraduate students. National and International subject matter experts will deliver the talks. It will be held from July 12-16, 2021 during afternoon. The duration of each session will be 60 minutes.
National Center of GIS and Space Applications has decided to make SSS 2021 free this year for Space awareness and popularization.
Online Free Space Summer School 2021
Age Group: Grade 8 / School – College- Undergraduate level
Date: July 12-16, 2021
Time: 1030 Hrs. – 1230 Hrs. Through Zoom
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021
Digital Certificates will be awarded to registered participants
At first I didn’t want to come but now I realize I would have missed an adventure to Space. I really enjoy those webinars, workshops, lectures etc. It was really very informative and there is one thing I want to say I Loved the whole experience. I just want to ask that when are u going to have it again? I wish it never ended!!
Participant , SSS 2017)
Famous Saying of Galileo Galilei, “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; but the point is to discover them.” Summer Space School gave me an opportunity to explore my skills, build up my confidence, and to provide me the best way to choose my future career. Even in this era, Students didn’t know anything about Space before they take admission in University. But IST launches Space Summer School and provides an opportunity for students to look in to Space and how the field of Space is interested.
Participant, SSS 2018
Thanks to you all for showing our kids that acquiring knowledge could have so much fun. Thanks for this extravaganza of learning in the best possible entertaining way!
Participant's teacher, SSS 2019
Thank you very much for conducting very informative, full with fun & knowledge summer camp. Please keep it up and I hope that in the future such activities shall be organized under your supervision. Hats off to you and your team