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The winners of the European Astro Pi Challenge Mission Space Lab 2020-21

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ESA and the Raspberry Pi Basis are thrilled to announce the winners and very counseled Mission Place Lab teams of the 2020-21 European Astro Pi Problem! 

In Mission House Lab, groups of younger folks aged 19 and young produce scientific experiments that operate on the two Astro Pi personal computers on board the Worldwide Area Station. 

In the remaining period of the Challenge, teams have to analyse the data captured for the duration of their experiment’s 3-hour runtime on the ISS and create a limited remaining report highlighting their speculation, strategies, benefits, and conclusions. 
 
From 154 closing studies, the Astro Pi team has now preferred 10 winners and 5 extremely commended entries that have each individual demonstrated fantastic scientific benefit and revolutionary use of the Astro Pi components. 

Jupiter – Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan

Our winning groups are… 
 
1. Atlantes from Niubit Coding Club in Spain who employed a sonification procedure to change information captured by the Astro Pi’s sensors into new music, obtaining been influenced by Commander Chris Hadfield’s general performance of House Oddity on the ISS in 2013. 
 
2. Magazine-AZ from Escola Secundária Domingos Rebelo in Portugal who tried to create an algorithm that could determine the location of the magnetic poles of any planet or star by employing the Astro Pi to map Earth’s magnetic fields. 
 
3. Zeus from Tudor Vianu National School of Computer system Science in Romania who utilised photos of Earth captured by the Astro Pi digital camera, historic info sets, and machine studying to establish a weather conditions forecast method that could forecast meteorological phenomena on Earth. 
 
4. Mateii from Saint Sava National College or university in Romania who investigated the possible growth of Aspergillus and Penicillium mold on the ISS in comparison to on Earth utilizing a simulation product and Astro Pi sensor readings from inside of the Columbus module. 
 
5. Juno from Institut d’Altafulla in Spain who tried to figure out how significantly warmth the astronauts on board the ISS working experience by working with temperature, pressure and humidity knowledge captured by the Astro Pi and psychrometric calculations. 
 
6. SpaceRad from Centrum Nauki Keplera – Planetarium Wenus in Poland who investigated albedo (the proportion of mild or radiation that is mirrored by a floor) on Earth to examine the efficacy of using solar farms to beat local weather alter. 

7. Albedo from Lycée Albert Camus in France who also investigated albedo on Earth, working with pics captured by the Astro Pi digital camera to classify cloud, land and sea protection and analysing their corresponding albedo values. 
who analysed irrespective of whether geographical characteristics of Earth these types of as mountains have an impact on its magnetic area working with the Astro Pi’s magnetometer, GPS data and photographs of Earth captured by the Astro Pi. 
 
9. Mechabot from Robone Robotics Club in Germany who investigated how the Earth’s magnetic industry correlates with its local climate, and how this has an effect on around-Earth objects’ actions in low Earth orbit. 
 
10. Spacepi2 from Zanneio Design Significant University in Greece investigated urbanization on Earth by evaluating photographs captured by the Astro Pi with historical knowledge utilizing an automatic photograph classification plan they produced and NDVI investigation. 

The Tiwi Islands off the coast of N Australia, from Magtrix

Extremely recommended groups 

1. Bergson from Lycée Henri-Bergson Paris in France who designed an AI design predicting NO2 air pollution concentrations on Earth utilizing NDVI assessment of pictures taken by the Astro Pi camera. 

2. LionTech from “Mihai Eminescu” National Higher education, Oradea în Romania who attempted to measure the velocity of the ISS in orbit, and also produced an algorithm to detect smoke, pollution and forms of cloud coverage in the photos they captured. 

3. RosSpace from Ceo Boecillo in Spain who are the 3rd workforce in our listing to have investigated Earth’s albedo ranges in relation to world warming applying picture evaluation. A well-known theme this year! 

4. Jupiter from Institut d’Altafulla in Spain who appeared at variants in the existing floor place of drinking water bodies on Earth compared to historical records as an indicator of local weather alter. 

And a specific point out for: 

5. Ultrafly from Ultrafly Coding Club in Canada who have been the youngest staff to make the highly recommended record this calendar year, with an typical age of 8. Their experiment explored whether the environmental variables on the ISS developed allergy-pleasant residing ailments for the astronauts on board.

Each and every team who reached Stage 2 or more this yr will be getting participation certificates recognising their progress in the Problem, and the Winners and Hugely Counseled groups will be receiving unique certificates and an more prize. 

Winners Webinar with ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano with Ed and Izzy

The prize for this year’s winners and really counseled groups is the possibility to pose their inquiries to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano in the course of a stay webinar to be held on 28 September at 11 a.m. CET! 
 
Guidelines on how to submit queries to Luca will be sent to successful and highly recommended crew mentors soon. 
 
This Q&A occasion for the finalists will conclude this year’s European Astro Pi Obstacle. It’s been an extraordinary 12 months for the Problem, with 15,756 younger folks from 23 international locations taking part in possibly Mission Zero or Mission Room Lab.  
 
Anyone on the Raspberry Pi and ESA Education teams congratulates this year’s members for their initiatives, especially provided the obstructions many groups have experienced to get over this 12 months because of to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Thank you to absolutely everyone who took aspect, we hope you discovered it as fun as we did! 
 
 

We’ll be again just before you know it!

While this year’s Astro Pi Obstacle is coming to an stop, Mission Zero and Mission Place Lab will return in September! 
 
We’d like to invite academics, educators, club leaders and all youthful individuals who really like coding and area science to stick to our updates on astro-pi.org and our twitter account to make certain you really don’t miss any announcements. We can’t wait around to welcome you back again for the upcoming European Astro Pi Obstacle!