National Space Academy Education Officer Sophie Allan has been working with staff from Jodrell Bank on an Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) aimed at sharing STFC funded science with the wider community.  "Explore Your Universe" is a project providing ten science centres with a variety of exciting apparatus, not usually available to schools, with pre-planned workshops and shows aimed at audiences including families and school groups.  The ten centres which successfully submitted bids to be a part of the project were announced on Thursday 27th of September at the ASDC Conference held at the National Space Centre.
Sophie and her colleagues from the project will be training staff from these science centres to use the equipment at the National Space Centre in November.  The team will also provide training for scientists who wish to get involved in promoting their STFC funded research to a more varied audience.  Explore Your Universe will be rolled out in participating science centres in 2013.


If you are an STFC scientist and would like to get involved with the project please contact ASDC here.