The Universe Awareness (UNAWE) and Space Awareness (SPACE-AWE) astronomy news service for children Space Scoop, is delighted to welcome a new partner on board, EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites).
EUMETSAT is our first partner entirely dedicated to Earth Observation, operating a system of satellites that observe the atmosphere as well as ocean and land surfaces, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. EUMETSAT helps enhance our daily lives and keep us safe by identifying potentially dangerous weather situations and monitoring climate change.
EUMETSAT is the latest member of the Space Scoop family, which has grown to include 12 partners since it was launched in 2011, in partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our partners now include: NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory, Europlanet, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope network (LCOGT), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), ALMA, the European Space Agency (ESA), SDSS and EUMETSAT.
The increase in partners has led to a rise in the number of releases that are published on www.spacescoop.org, making Space Scoop the biggest and best resource for astronomy news for children, with releases now available in 30 languages.
Neil Fletcher, Communications Manager at EUMETSAT says, “We are really pleased to become a partner of Space Scoop, and provide young readers with interesting stories to help them better understand our planet.”
You can read the first EUMETSAT Space Scoop here.