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Create your Quick Knowledge and win amazing telescope from

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

Inviting Space Professionals and Enthusiasts to Share Their Knowledge

Share your knowledge and experience with other space professionals and non-professionals through intriguing facts. We’ve created a special section, Quick Knowledge, where HATCH users will be able to expand their knowledge of space in an engaging way: with concise texts and visual aids.

Quick Knowledge contest

Help us create Quick Knowledge content for HATCH, get your name published on the web portal and win unique prizes from our contest partner

Quick Knowledge consists of an image/video, text and information about its author – maybe you!

What is Quick Knowledge?

Quick Knowledge is content on HATCH dedicated to helping people learn new things about space in an engaging way!

It comprises brief stories and facts written by various authors, including scientists, specialists, students and space enthusiasts.

The info is arranged just like a short presentation, with a heading and 10 slides or less.

Each slide contains an image or video and a short explanatory text (max. 255 characters including spaces).

Here’s how it will look online!

How to participate

  1. Find a fact, story or other piece of information about space that you would like to share with others.

  2. Enter this info into the form or send us the content by email (Word doc. + pics/ link to video) . Deadline March 10. The earlier you submit the higher is the chance to win.

  3. Get published on HATCH & have the chance to win a super telescope from our sponsors!

Why participate?

  • It’s simply great to share your passion for interesting and amazing space with others.

  • You will be published on HATCH and the info will also be shared on social media – a perfect way to enhance your profile.

  • The prize from is fantastic! We love them! You’ll love them as well!

Specifications for Quick Knowledge content

How to prepare your Quick Knowledge

1. Write a headline. For example, “The lowdown on low orbits”.

2. Write a maximum of 10 short sentences (max. 255 characters) per fact / idea.

1st slide

What is an orbit? An orbit is the path that an object takes in space when it goes around a star, planet or moon. Orbits come in different shapes. An object in an orbit is called a satellite. They may be moons or man-made, for example, the International Space Station.

2nd slide

A low earth orbit (LEO) is found at altitudes between 200 km and 2000 km.

Spacecraft in these orbits travel in an orbital period of 128 minutes or less – faster than the earth spins. Earth observation satellites (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) and spy satellites use LEO.

Etc. …….

3. Add one image or video to each slide to reflect the main idea of the content or just support the idea in an engaging way. The aspect ratio should be 4:3, the dimensions ideally 1000x700px. All images and videos posted online must be credited, so please indicate the author, the source website (if applicable) and, for a photo or video, where it was taken or filmed.

4. Information about you.

Provide us with info about yourself as an author: your name, title, a link to your LinkedIn profile or website (if you wish) and add your profile picture.

Quick Knowledge guidelines Step by Step.

Where to submit your Quick Knowledge

Please enter the content into this form. If you encounter any problems in doing so, please let us know by sending an email to

If you prefer, you can also send the content directly by email to

Here are some examples

These are examples of what Quick Knowledge look like on HATCH. Please note that HATCH is currently under development and slight changes might be made.

Get inspired! Quick Knowledge that Authors have already created.


Our sponsor has prepared a great prize for the contest winners.

How will we choose the winners?

The HATCH team will evaluate Quick Knowledge entries and choose the ones to be published on HATCH. Shortlisted entries will be posted on social media for voting. We really want to know what kinds of Quick Knowledge will be the most appealing to all space enthusiasts. Or This will help us to understand what kinds of QK are most appealing. The Quick Knowledge with the most “Likes” will be a winner.

Any Questions?

Please contact us by writing an email or sending us a message on your favourite social media.

Deadline March 10. The earlier you submit the higher is the chance to win. Results will be announced during the Paris Space Week - the launch of the HATCH web portal.

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The HATCH project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776357.

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