Customized training courses in space science
SCK CEN plays an important role in the pioneering research to enable space exploration and future long duration human space travel, for example to the Moon or Mars. Our scientists investigate, together with a large consortium of international experts, solutions for the challenges of space travel, including the exposure to cosmic radiation. The findings of this research are translated into courses for students and professionals dealing with space applications.
Theoretical lectures are complemented by a number of practical session in the biology, dosimetry and material analysis laboratories. Visits to related facilities are also introduced.
Our education and training courses on space- related issues are targeted towards a broad audience such as pupils and their teachers, university students and professionals dealing with space applications.
- Radiobiology and microbiology laboratories
- Dosimetry and nuclear calibration laboratories
- Anthropogammametry laboratory
- Alpha, beta and gamma spectroscopy laboratory
- Radioactive decontamination wing of the medical services
Space summer school
We help teachers and students who wish to develop a space project or experiment, and we welcome BSc, MSc and PhD students for their thesis project or internship in our laboratories. We organize also a two-week space summer school treating in detail the themes mentioned above, focusing on the scientific fundamentals and technical applications.