About Space Scoop
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What is Space Scoop?

Space Scoop brings you the latest astronomy news from across the Universe each week. The articles cover all the most exciting cosmic events in a language that's easy to understand. With Space Scoop you can learn about the latest missions aboard the International Space Station, watch as new planets are born and travel with us to the early Universe. All our news and pictures come directly from 13 of the best space agencies in the world, and we bring them to you without delay. So join us each week and make sure you never miss the latest scoop! 

Why read Space Scoop?

How is Space Scoop created?

Each Space Scoop begins with a new discovery or image from space. Our partners write an article about the new science and send it to us. The next step is to take out all the technical mumbo-jumbo and make it easy to read and understand. The final story is then sent to our group of fantastic volunteer translators from all over the globe, where it is translated into 33 different languages! Finally, the Space Scoop articles are published online at the same time as the original press release so you can keep up-to-date with the latest discoveries as they happen.

Space Scoop Partners

Space Scoop stories are provided by partner institutes. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) was among the first to join and since then the family has grown to include: NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory, European Space Agency (ESA), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), Europlanet, South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) network, NASA/ESA Hubble and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

Space Scoop Partners 2018

How to enjoy Space Scoop

To make sure as many people as possible can enjoy news from the Universe (including very young children, people that can’t read or don’t have internet access and even the visually-impaired) we’ve made Space Scoop available in different forms. As well as written stories, Space Scoop is available as podcasts and videos, plus we have a Space Scoop app for your phone and a game! Find out more about where you can find Space Scoop below.

Print & Digital

Space Scoops are available as written stories, which can be read on the Space Scoop website or downloaded and printed. Space Scoop stories could make a great addition to your classroom pinboards! The stories and pictures can also be used as a fun and interesting feature on websites, magazines, newspapers and newsletters.

You can find already Space Scoop available in a number of magazines, newspapers and websites such as: AnorakTimbuktuNahvind Times, Universum, Astronomie.nl, Wired.comLangitselatan, National Geographic Indonesia and Portal v Vesolje.

Space Scoop is even used in school textbooks, like the story “The Universe is Big, Beautiful...and Mostly Invisible” which was featured in an official South African textbook (Spring 2013) which is used in primary schools all over the country!

Video & Podcast

Lots of Space Scoop podcasts have been created as part of a project called 365 Days of Astronomy. These can be downloaded from the site or iTunes. Space Scoop partner NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have also created several Space Scoop video podcasts! These can be watched or downloaded on their website, and they're shown daily at the Kennedy Space Centre!

Mobile Apps

Space Scoop app has been created for Android devices, that allows you to enjoy cosmic news on the go! Almost 200 articles are already available in the app, in 22 languages!

There's also a Space Scoop game based on the addictive game "2048". The game allows you to enjoy beautiful new pictures of space while you play.  

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Meet the Space Scoop Family

Science Writer

Sarah Eve Roberts (UNAWE), Sarah Reed (Former)

Co-Science Writers

Erik Arends (Former), Ryan Laird (Former), Michael de Korte (UNAWE)

Educational Content Reviewers

Edward Gomez (LCO), Wouter Schrier, Matthew Allen (Cardiff University) Robin Kleian (Former), Natalie Fischer (Former), 


Pedro Russo (UNAWE), Sarah Reed.

Voluntary Translators

Erik Arends (Dutch), Marieke Baan (Dutch), Brigitte Bailleul (French), Saevar Helgi Bragason (Icelandic), Natalie Fischer (German), Paula Maria Balsinha Sanches Furtado (Portuguese), Amelia Ortiz Gil (Spanish), Maria Hammerstrøm (Norwegian), Thilina Heenatigala (Sinhalese), Sara Jafghali (Arabic), Takashiba Kenichiro (Japanese), Tomita Akihiko (Japanese), Robin Kleian (Dutch), Maria M Lubis (Indonesian), Mponda Malozo (Swahili), Shinichi Miyazaki (Japanese), Lucia Morganti (Italian), Catalina Movileanu (Romanian), Markus Nielbock (German), Iris Nijman (Dutch), Alexei Pace (Maltese), Milena Ratajczak (Polish), Ratna Satyaningsih (Indonesian), Arif Solmaz (Turkish), Oleg Tuchin (Russian), Avivah Yamani (Indonesian), Ren Zhe (Chinese), Megha Rajoria (Hindi), Yonatan Amit-Shapira (Hebrew), Avishag Amit-Shapira (Hebrew), Oksana Tvorun (Ukrainian), Franka Buurmeijer (Dutch), Charitarth Vyas (Gujarati), Hara Papathanassiou (Greek), Nelly Ivanova (Bulgarian), Nikolay Kacharov (Bulgarian), Wyn Rees (Welsh), Hyunju Lee (Korean), Vojtěch Školník (Czech), Janith Weerasinghe (Sinhalese), Sri Saravana (Tamil), Emil Fosgaard Lund (Danish), Christian Eistrup (Danish), Sergii Gordiienko (Ukranian), Saeed Jafari (Farsi), Kristhell López (K'iche'), Elena Tambriz (K'iche'), Luiz Jimenez (K'iche'), Ricardo Guarchaj (K'iche'), Michael de Korte (Dutch), Ayelet Weizman (Hebrew), Sepideh Sharbaf (Farsi), Vu Nguyen (Vietnamese), Stefano Sandrelli (Italian), Rosa Doran (Portuguese), Ricardo Guarchaj (K'iche'), Raffat Al-Dakka (Arabic), Payal Sinha (Bengali), Mohamed Fassi Fihri (Arabic), Misaka Junko (Japanese), Marco Aliberti (Italian), Zhu Dayi (Chinese), Jan Pomierny (Polish), Irene Shivaei (Farsi), Aron Kisdi (Hungarian), Ann Kerkhoven (Dutch), Ann-Sofie Bak Nielsen (Danish), Andreji Gomboc (Slovenian), Anezina Solomindou (Greek), Alain Doressoundiram (French), Eddy de Leon (Mam), Yibin Zhao (Chinese), Valentina Laparola (Italian), Giuliana Giobbi (Italian), Lucia Marchetti (Italian), Michael de Korte (Dutch), Heledd Roberts (Welsh), Aziz Uygur (Turkish), Michaela Sklatinioti (Greek), Moinul Hossain (Bengali), Kateryna Frantseva (Ukrainian), Kumiko Usuda-Sato (Japanese), Jun Takahashi (Japanese),  Yuhei Takagi (Japanese), Heleen Otten (Dutch), Valentina La Parola (Italian)

Layout and Logo

Charlotte Provot (UNAWE)

Logo (Former)

Andre Roquette

Contact Space Scoop

If you have any questions or comments about Space Scoop, or would like to find out how you can get involved in the project, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us by email at info@unawe.org or robertsS38@cardiff.ac.uk or by post:

UNAWE International Office

Leiden Observatory,

Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333 CA Leiden,

the Netherlands.

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