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Space in Your Living Room

Contests and Prizes

Space in Your Living Room! brings astronauts, artists, space scientists and engineers, into living rooms across Europe and beyond. It is a series of fun activities, exciting challenges with amazing prizes, and live events for young people, families and educators.

As part of the Space in Your Living Room! summer programme, we invite young people up to the age of 18 to participate in our different contests for a chance to win fun prizes and share their creativity with the world!


Ask an Astronaut your question!

Ever wanted to ask a question to an astronaut? This is your chance! Submit a question to Muhammed Ahmed Fares, Dirk Frimout, and Claudie Haigneré. Young people up to the age of 18 with the most creative questions in text and media form (e.g. submitted in a video or image) will be invited to ask their questions live during Space in Your Living Room! - Arts and Space Collide events. Among the invited participants to the live events we will also raffle a signed telescope, courtesy of SSVI, during the annual World Space Week in October. Questions must be submitted on spaceEU Instagram or Facebook in the language that will be used for the live event. In other words: for Muhammed Ahmed Fares in Arabic, for Dirk Frimout in Dutch, and for Claudie Haigneré in French.


Adventure Games and Space Stories

Share your story with the world! Join the storytelling sessions with astronomer and author Dora Klindžić and write your own adventure game (ages 13 - 18) or space story (ages 8 - 12). The most imaginative and creative entries will be published on the spaceEU website and will receive signed books chosen by Dora. Stories must be submitted in English and sent to by Sunday 18 October 2020.


Design your Alien! 

Make your own alien and win a telescope for your school! Children between the ages 8 and 12 can design their own 3D alien, while keeping the natural conditions of the planets in our solar system in mind. For more details, check out this activity or participate in the Meet a Space Person workshops during the summer programme.  Three winners will receive books and signed telescopes courtesy of SSVI. Send a picture or video of your alien to or share it with us on spaceEU Instagram or Facebook by Sunday 18 October 2020.

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions
  • All entrants and winners must be a real person and no older than 18 years in 2020 (proof of age may be required).

  • Entrants must have a genuine account on social media and must ‘like’ at least one of the spaceEU social network pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as part of the entry process.

  • The maximum number of entries to each contest per person is 1.

  • To enter a competition you must enter as directed on our website or social media channels.

  • Our contests are free to enter.

  • Any entries received before the opening or after the closing of the contests will be invalid and will not be entered into the contests.

  • All decisions of competition organizers about any aspect of the contests, including eligibility or disqualification of applications, comments or images are final and cannot be appealed.

  • By submitting information for the contests, contestants consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and dissemination of their name, and information relating to the award by the competition organizers and/or partners, without compensation, in any publications or promotional material, to promote the competition and its winners.

  • spaceEU reserves the right to make changes to the contests at any time without prior notice, to temporarily interrupt the contests, or to cancel the contests without justifying or being in any way accountable for this decision. No damages or compensation may be claimed.

  • spaceEU does not guarantee a delivery date for the awarded prizes, as they may be delivered separately and at a later date.

  • Unless otherwise stated in advance, the winners must respond to the announcement within a) (3) working days by email for contests that require email entries, or b) within (24) hours for social media contests, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

For inquiries contact:

Mahbobah Ahmadi
Space in Your Living Room! Coördinator
Leiden Observatory / Leiden University
+31 685 42 19 44


Suzana Filipecki Martins
SpaceEU Project Manager
Leiden Observatory / Leiden University
+31 644 07 01 53

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