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This page provides educational tools and resources about X-ray astronomy. We will keep it updated with new content, so come have a look once in a while! If you have a question regarding the material offered on this page or would like to make a suggestion, feel free to contact us.


The Athena Board Game

Age: 12+

Players: 2-6 players

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

This board game was developed by X-IFU Consortium member Yael Nazé, with the support of IRAP. It aims to explain how the Athena observatory, and its two instruments X-IFU and WFI, will solve key scientific questions. Players will take on the role of a scientist, from the submission of a science proposal to the publications of the results.

Get the Athena Board Game

1. Athena-Board-Game


Other Resources

  • The European Space Agency has many resources available for kids on their website. Visit the ESA website
  • Claxson: This citizen science website allows you to identify objects that were observed in the X-ray sky with ESA’s XMM-Newton. This might be your chance to discover a new supermassive black hole! Visit Claxson’s website

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