Kids in Orbit

6-Week Beginner Kids Astronomy Course

Our next 6-week beginner astronomy course for kids between the ages of 8-11 is set to launch! The course will include 16 hours of cosmic excitement – 6 interactive 2 hour classes, 3 online and live space-news sessions and a private telescope observation night alongside astronomers from the University of Malta.

Give the gift of the universe to your child. We believe that for some minds, it may mean the world.

The 6-Week Course

 

The 6 Interactive Lessons

Our 6 week course consists of 6 exciting and interactive 2 hour lessons held every Saturday. Each class kicks off with a detailed and vibrant explanation of the topic of the day, followed by a fun team project where the kids are free to express what they have learned or already know in any creative way they wish. We end the lesson with a presentation of the group projects, enhancing their presentation skills and confidence!

The 3 Online and Live Space News Sessions

Space news websites are plentiful but all targeted towards adults. We wish to host the first online and live space news show, made and dedicated to kids! Our goal is to simplify complex scientific discoveries and announce thrilling rocket launches and space missions! 

The Telescope Observation Night

We will conclude the course with a wonderful Telescope Observation Night where we will be joined by astronomers from the Institute for Space Sciences and Astronomy from the University of Malta. During the 2 hour night session both kids and parents will be able to gaze through various telescopes at planets, nebulas and stars to see first hand what we have been discussing in our classes.

Extra treats…

Telescopes, Educational Toys and Gadgets

We will sporadically be recommending our favourite educational toys/gadgets and the best rated telescopes for kids or the whole family. Please visit The Space Kiosk for more information.

Questions between Classes

We know your mini astronaut might have more questions than we can answer during our sessions, so we invite you to email us any additional questions he/she might have throughout the course and we will get back to you with an answer to share with your young one.

Certificate of Completion

On completion of our Kids in Orbit course, your little astronaut will receive an official Certificate of Achievement to proudly mark his/her accomplishment.

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The Syllabus

 

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The Big Bang

Where did it all begin? We zoom back billions of years to take a peak at the birth of our Universe and how it evolved over time.

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The Solar System

We delve into the wonders of our cosmic neighbourhood and all its inhabitants. We explore the true scale of the planets and compare them to each other and our Sun!

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Planets

We analyse the exciting secrets of the planets in our Solar System and work on understanding their true distances from our Sun – you’re guaranteed to be surprised!

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Moons

Our moon is only one of about 175 moons orbiting the 8 planets! In many cases, these moon worlds are even more fascinating than their planet parents!

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Stars

How are stars formed and how do the lives of different stars end? We explore the largest star in the known Universe and compare it to our Sun!

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Galaxies

We shall explore the wonders of our own Milky Way galaxy and that of Andromeda, our closest neighbour. We’ll discover the various types of galaxies and how they formed over billions of years.

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The Dates and Timetables

 

Morning Gemini Group [Pembroke]

SessionDateTime
Class 1Sat 6th July09:30 – 11:30
Online Space NewsTue 9th July19:00 – 19:30
Class 2Sat 13th July09:30 – 11:30
Class 3Sat 20th July09:30 – 11:30
Online Space NewsTue 23rd July19:00 – 19:30
Class 4Sat 27th July09:30 – 11:30
Class 5Sat 3rd Aug09:30 – 11:30
Online Space NewsTue 6th Aug19:00 – 19:30
Class 6Sat 10th Aug09:30 – 11:30
Telescope Observation NightSat 10th Aug21:00 – 23:00

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Happy mums and dads from our previous courses

“Excellent Organization! Well done Kids in Orbit Academy. An excellent opportunity for the kids to become familiar with the mysteries of the universe. Mark and his team are truly FANTASTIC! Excellent Organization!“

Alison D.

“Our daughter really enjoyed this fun course. She really liked the teachers and after each lesson I got a great summary of what they discussed on the day. To close off with the observation night was brilliant. My daughter even told me she wants to go back next year :). When is part 2?”

Stuart C.

“Simply great and so inspiring! It’s a truly excellent course and so well organised. Mark and his team are awesome and ever so helpful. My kids loved every second of the sessions and are looking forward to attend more. I am really grateful for the help and support when I needed it. I highly recommend this course and wish to thank everyone involved for everything.”

Dorielle B.

“My son attended this course and loved every minute of it. Very well organized and helpful team. Excellent course for children who want to explore the universe! Highly recommended.”

Graziella T.

“My daughter Sophia (age 8) loved your 6 week Kids In Orbit course. You and your team really inspired her because now she wants to be an astronaut! We were talking today and she said she wished she was going to your class today since it was Saturday!”

Eileen A.

“Excellent opportunity for children to become acquainted with the mysteries of the universe. From our positive experience children are also given individual attention and catered for according to their already possessed knowledge on the subject. Recommended to anyone whose children have a love for astronomy.”

Edmond C.

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Once you have purchased the course, you will receive full instructions by email. See you inside!

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Limited Seats Available!

Give the gift of the universe to your child. We believe that for some minds, it may mean the world.