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Space age science at STEM summer camp

Belfast Met is opening its doors today to budding astronauts, pilots and app geniuses with a new series of Stem summer camps
Andrea McKernon

BUDDING astronauts, pilots and app geniuses will gather at Belfast Met from today when the college throws opens its doors for a series of high-tech summer camps.

Space Camp is a jam-packed week full of astronomical activities from building a rocket, preparing your body and mind for space, exploring the universe, and learning about diverse careers in space science.

Covering the so-called Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - the summer camps are taking place at the Titanic Quarter Campus and various Belfast venues and are designed for anyone over 16 who want to try-out fun experiments involving cosmology, aerospace science and ICT.

Jonathan Heggarty from Belfast Met said: "These summer courses are a great opportunity for young people to find fun and inventive new ways to learn about the diverse, creative and innovative world of Stem subjects.

"Stem camps help young people engage with new technologies, and support our vision to encourage industry relevant learning for individuals to help them progress in a range of many fields."

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