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

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ESA and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are energized to announce the winners and really counseled Mission Room Lab teams of the 2020-21 European Astro Pi Obstacle! 

In Mission House Lab, groups of younger persons aged 19 and younger make scientific experiments that run on the two Astro Pi pcs on board the Intercontinental Room Station. 

In the closing stage of the Challenge, teams have to analyse the details captured all through their experiment’s 3-hour runtime on the ISS and generate a limited ultimate report highlighting their hypothesis, methods, final results, and conclusions. 
From 154 remaining studies, the Astro Pi group has now picked 10 winners and 5 remarkably counseled entries that have every single shown fantastic scientific benefit and modern use of the Astro Pi hardware. 

Jupiter – Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan

Our winning teams are… 
1. Atlantes from Niubit Coding Club in Spain who made use of a sonification course of action to transform info captured by the Astro Pi’s sensors into new music, possessing been impressed by Commander Chris Hadfield’s overall performance of Space Oddity on the ISS in 2013. 
2. Mag-AZ from Escola Secundária Domingos Rebelo in Portugal who attempted to make an algorithm that could determine the locale of the magnetic poles of any world or star by employing the Astro Pi to map Earth’s magnetic fields. 
3. Zeus from Tudor Vianu Countrywide College or university of Laptop or computer Science in Romania who utilized photographs of Earth captured by the Astro Pi digicam, historical data sets, and machine discovering to acquire a weather conditions forecast method that could forecast meteorological phenomena on Earth. 
4. Mateii from Saint Sava Countrywide College or university in Romania who investigated the likely progress of Aspergillus and Penicillium mould on the ISS in comparison to on Earth utilizing a simulation design and Astro Pi sensor readings from within the Columbus module. 
5. Juno from Institut d’Altafulla in Spain who tried to ascertain how considerably warmth the astronauts on board the ISS expertise by applying temperature, tension and humidity info captured by the Astro Pi and psychrometric calculations. 
6. SpaceRad from Centrum Nauki Keplera – Planetarium Wenus in Poland who investigated albedo (the proportion of gentle or radiation that is reflected by a floor) on Earth to appraise the efficacy of utilizing solar farms to combat local climate transform. 

7. Albedo from Lycée Albert Camus in France who also investigated albedo on Earth, applying shots captured by the Astro Pi digicam to classify cloud, land and sea protection and analysing their corresponding albedo values. 

8. Magtrix from The Leys Faculty in the United Kingdom who analysed no matter whether geographical attributes of Earth these as mountains have an impact on its magnetic discipline making use of the Astro Pi’s magnetometer, GPS info and photographs of Earth captured by the Astro Pi. 
9. Mechabot from Robone Robotics Club in Germany who investigated how the Earth’s magnetic field correlates with its local climate, and how this impacts in the vicinity of-Earth objects’ actions in minimal Earth orbit. 
10. Spacepi2 from Zanneio Model Substantial University in Greece investigated urbanization on Earth by comparing photographs captured by the Astro Pi with historic information working with an automatic image classification method they made and NDVI evaluation. 

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

Hugely commended groups 

1. Bergson from Lycée Henri-Bergson Paris in France who constructed an AI model predicting NO2 pollution amounts on Earth employing NDVI assessment of photographs taken by the Astro Pi camera. 

2. LionTech from “Mihai Eminescu” Countrywide 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 styles of cloud coverage in the images they captured. 

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

4. Jupiter from Institut d’Altafulla in Spain who looked at versions in the existing surface area spot of h2o bodies on Earth as opposed to historic information as an indicator of weather change. 

And a particular point out for: 

5. Ultrafly from Ultrafly Coding Club in Canada who ended up the youngest team to make the very recommended checklist this yr, with an average age of 8. Their experiment explored no matter whether the environmental variables on the ISS developed allergy-friendly dwelling disorders for the astronauts on board.

Each individual workforce who reached Section 2 or further more this calendar year will be receiving participation certificates recognising their progress in the Obstacle, and the Winners and Really Recommended groups will be receiving unique certificates and an supplemental prize. 

Winners Webinar with ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano with Ed and Izzy

The prize for this year’s winners and hugely counseled groups is the prospect to pose their queries to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during a reside webinar to be held on 28 September at 11 a.m. CET! 
Guidelines on how to submit issues to Luca will be sent to winning and really recommended staff mentors shortly. 
This Q&A party for the finalists will conclude this year’s European Astro Pi Problem. It is been an outstanding calendar year for the Obstacle, with 15,756 younger persons from 23 countries collaborating in possibly Mission Zero or Mission House Lab.  
Everybody on the Raspberry Pi and ESA Schooling teams congratulates this year’s individuals for their attempts, especially presented the hurdles lots of teams have experienced to get over this 12 months because of to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Thank you to anyone who took part, we hope you found it as enjoyment as we did! 

We’ll be again in advance of you know it!

Whilst this year’s Astro Pi Obstacle is coming to an end, Mission Zero and Mission Room Lab will return in September! 
We’d like to invite academics, educators, club leaders and all younger individuals who like coding and area science to abide by our updates on and our twitter account to make confident you really don’t overlook any bulletins. We can not hold out to welcome you again for the following European Astro Pi Obstacle! 

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