The mission? To protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light

Accept this space-based global experiment and lead your pupils on a mission to discover which materials block UV light. Experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best.

This experiment is now closed and data cannot be posted to the website. You can however run a class investigation using the past resources below.

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 Past resources

Mission: Starlight - a global experiment on UV protection video

Mission: Starlight - a global experiment on UV protection 'how to' video. Listing all the aims, materials needed and walking you through each step of the experiment.

Instructions for taking part are also available in Welsh.