Tim Peake to call World Museum from the International Space Station!

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Exciting news just in! World Museum has been selected as the only venue in the UK to host a live educational in-flight call with Tim Peake during his mission on board the International Space Station. Tim will call the Museum on 2 February 2016 for a question and answer session with school children, hosted by TV presenter Kevin Fong.

More than 300 children from across the UK will gather here for the live stream, which will be broadcast in primary schools as part of the ‘Cosmic Classroom’ event, organised by TES, the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. To date, more than 10,000 teachers have registered for their classes to take part in the live event, which will also see Tim demonstrate a number of science activities which students will be able to copy from their classrooms. Children from as far afield as Egypt and Oman have submitted video questions for Tim to answer! More than 7,000 questions have been received. Jon Marrow, Senior Education Manager at World Museum, told us:

“We’re absolutely thrilled that World Museum has been selected to host the only live educational in-flight call during Tim Peake’s mission. It’s phenomenally exciting to think that he’ll be calling Liverpool while orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station!

“Thousands of school children and visitors have been engaging in space-related activities here at World Museum over recent months as part of the Destination Space education programme. The in-flight call is an extraordinary way to bring the wonders of human space flight to life for children. We’re sure that it’ll be an incredibly memorable day for everybody involved.” Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, travelled to the International Space Station in December 2015, where he will live and work until June this year. We also celebrated Tim's launch in style with our Blast Off event! Excitement for Tim’s time in space has been building here at World Museum after we were selected as one of 20 centres from across the UK to host the Destination Space education programme. The free programme's been a great success so far, with family space shows, special Planetarium screenings and even stargazing evenings!

To get involved, visit, liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/destinationspace

To find out more about Cosmic Classroom, visit www.tes.com/cosmicclassroom

Lead image:  Primary school children also celebrated Tim Peake's launch into space at World Museum