The Astro Pi competition was a chance for students to develop and code an experiment to run on the International Space Station using a Raspberry Pi.
The team from Magdalen College School developed a radiation detector using the Raspberry Pi camera module and brought it to ISIS to test the project. The radiation detector works by the camera lens allowing high-energy space radiation to get through which is picked up by the sensor as tiny specks of light. The intensity of these specks is then measured by the code written by the team, resulting in a measurement of the level of radiation.
The radiation detector and other winning entries to the competition will be flown into space and run on the ISS later this year.
For more information on the Astro Pi competition, please click here.