CHEOPS Contest for children between ages 8 and 14

Send your drawing into space!

3,000 European children's drawings, including 250 from spanish children, are going to be launched into space together with CHEOPS. (Characterizing ExOPlanets Satellite) CHEOPS is a telescope that aims to identify new planets outside the solar system --- known as exoplanets --- .

The drawing contest is an initiative of the European Space Agency,  with the collaboration of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) and the Institute of Astrophysics of Canarias (IAC).

¿Who can take part?

Children between the ages of 8 and 14 from any ESA member state or cooperating state can be part of this otherworldly enterprise by creating a drawing inspired by the mission.

250 drawings will came from spanish children,. The IEEC, in collaboration with the CSIC and the IAC, coordinates the collection of drawings in Spain.


Receiving drawings will open September 9, 2015 and will close on October 20, 2015, will be the last day (postmarked) in which the drawings may be accepted.

More information

Check the official contest page


Monday, 14 September, 2015