In just over half a second the International Space Station flew in front of the Moon – and members of the astronomy club at ESA's space science centre near Madrid were in the right place at the right time to capture this amazing sequence! High-resolution download and video here: [ Link ]
Are you about to take your finals? Or do you already have your Masters degree in the bag? If so, then you can apply to ESA as a 'Young Graduate Trainee' (YGT). We've just reposted plenty of opportunities, click the image below. Background info available at [ Link ]
(Image: ESA, J. Mai CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

Young Graduate Trainee Opportunities
The volcanic landscape of the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is pictured in this Sentinel-2A satellite image. We can clearly see the Mauna Loa volcano in the upper left with the darker remnants of lava flows down its gentle slopes. The other active volcano, Kīlauea, can be seen smoking near the centre of the image.

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Back to school: Sign up for a edX course on human spaceflight with ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang starting 23 January. A great introduction to human spaceflight from veteran spacewalker – follow for free online!

Online course on human spaceflight with ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang
Taking measurements today at Звезда factory for my new space suit. Very simple for me: they can just replicate my old one. Fantastic team!
On 24 January, teachers and students from Ireland, Romania and Portugal will be connected by video connection with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, currently living and working on the International Space Station. For livestream on the day, follow here:

Watch a live Education Inflight Call with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on 24 January
The UK's Queen Mary, University of London - School of Physics just announced their #SSFX Space Sound Effects film competition, inviting filmmakers to use sounds from space. Wonder if they'll use some of ours? (see [ Link ] ;-)

SSFX Space Sounds Effects Short-Film Competition Launch Trailer

Space Sound Effects (SSFX) is an online short-film competition for filmmakers to submit up to 15 minute-long entries featuring and inspired by sounds recorde...

Our second Sentinel-2 satellite is set for launch on 7 March. Discover more about Sentinel-2B and its 'colour vision' for #Copernicus at [ Link ]

Pensée pour Rome et toute l'Italie, toujours aussi belle vue d'ici
Update on investigations into anomalies noted in the atomic clocks serving Europe’s #Galileo satellites:

Galileo update
ESA hopes to send the probe to a gravitationally stable point in space known as Lagrange point 5 (L5) by around 2023, where it would provide a unique, side-on view of streams of charged particles heading towards Earth. The strongest of such eruptions, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), can knock out navigation and communications satellites, interfere with navigation systems and disrupt...
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Space Weather Forecast to Improve with European Satellite
Are you passionate about our planet, how satellites help us understand its functions and sharing via social media? Then ESA’s next SocialSpace event is for you! More at [ Link ]
Coming soon: More information on a new member of the European Astronaut Corps to be revealed at a press conference on 16 February. [ Link ]

Technology image of the week: a robotic arm grappling a derelict satellite, attached to e.Deorbit, planned to be the world's first space debris removal mission:
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What is #SmallGEO? Find out more in today's #media briefing - watch live from 11:30 CET. Questions? Tweet with #askSmallGEO

Call for media: briefing on SmallGEO
Crew portrait for Expedition 52: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, astronaut Randy Bresnik and cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky. Paolo, Randy and Sergei are planned to launch on Soyuz MS-05 in May.
Things are progressing well at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana where the Sentinel-2B satellite is being prepared for liftoff on 7 March at 02:49 CET (6 March 22:49 local time). Read more at the Sentinel blog, see [ Link ]
Brad Parkinson, hailed as the father of GPS, visited ESA’s ESTEC technical heart last week to meet the team behind Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system.

Father of GPS meets Europe’s Galileo team
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet completed his first spacewalk last Friday together with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. Thomas is seen here at the external pallet of Japan’s HTV-6 supply ship retrieving battery adaptors to install closer to the Station’s solar arrays. See [ Link ]