In early 2023, Cheops satellite will observe two exoplanets, KELT-3b and TOI-560c. By joining a Hack an Exoplanet event, teams of secondary students will have the opportunity to analyse the real satellite data collected by Cheops and hack these mysterious alien worlds. This activity is targeted at teams of students aged 14 to 19 years old.
A hackathon event is expected to last about 3 hours and it should be accessible to all students. As extra support, we provide classroom activities that you can complete with the student teams beforehand in preparation to the hackathon event.
Online and physical hackathons will be organised in April and May 2023, and you can even host your own hackathon in your school! The hackathon activities developed with the support of ESA experts will be made freely available on this platform in multiple languages on 3 April 2023.
Anyone is welcome to organise or join an Hack an Exoplanet activity. Find out below how you can join or host an event.
Events will be organised virtually and physically across Europe during April and May 2023.
Find out if there are any physical activities nearby on the map, or join a virtual event. You can also host your own Hack an Exoplanet event (see more information below).
All the activities will also be freely available on the platform. You can chose to organise a classroom hackathon instead of joining a larger event.
Would your school or educational organisation like to host a virtual or physical Hack an Exoplanet event?
Sign up as a hack an exoplanet hackathon event using the form below and we’ll keep you updated with the latest news and support available from ESA and our exoplanet experts.
Are you from Austria, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Portugal or Spain? Then your national European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) is available to support you in this activity.
These national ESEROs will support you in the execution of your own hackathon at your school and some will be organising a hack an exoplanet event (virtual or physical) that you can participate in. More information about the events will be announced soon.
Find the contact information of the national ESERO offices associated with this activity below :