Fjölbrautaskóli Snaefellinga (FSN), the Snaefellsnes comprehensive high school, has been chosen to participate in the Apollo 11 anniversary celebration with NASA in the US, commemorating that 40 years have passed since man first walked on the moon.
From Snaefellsnes peninsula. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
FSN is one of five international secondary schools participating in the celebration’s preparation, which includes education on space science, competition in visual artwork and a walking competition, as stated on the school’s website.
Information on space travel and astronomy has been incorporated into the school’s syllabus and educational system in cooperation with Icelandic software company Nýherji.
Tomorrow, FSN will celebrate the anniversary with an information marathon. Students will put all other studies aside and work together in groups on special topics with a space theme.
Around noon a symbolic space walk will take place, where the distance to the moon will be covered, one step for each mile. In the afternoon, everyone who is interested is welcome to visit the school and learn about space and space travel.
At 6 pm tomorrow, FSN will participate in an interactive broadcast with NASA scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to learn more about traveling to the moon, the training of astronauts and space launches.
Click here to read more about the program (in Icelandic).