Living with a star

Lead Research Organisation: University of Central Lancashire
Department Name: Jeremiah Horrocks Institute

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Publications

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Title Big Bang materials 
Description Various materials were created for the Big Bang including 2 postcard designs, and 2 business card designs. These materials were given out at the Big Bang exhibition as part of the 'Livign with a Star' stand. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact Visually appealling materials to hand out. 
 
Description Award was a Science and Society outreach award for an exhibition at the Big Bang. Findings from award have been used to inform decisiosn about future outreach activities.
First Year Of Impact 2011
 
Description Jim Wild Lancaster 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the Big Bang effort.
Collaborator Contribution Jim supported the stand by attending the exhibition and manning the stand. He also lent us his magic planet to use.
Impact Successful stand at the Big Bang exhibition.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Lucie Green MSSL 
Organisation University College London
Department Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the Big Bang effort
Collaborator Contribution Lucie supoprted the Big Bang by attending the show and manning the stand.
Impact Successful Big Bang exhibition
Start Year 2010
 
Description Miruna Popescu Armagh 
Organisation Armagh Observatory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the Big bang Exhibition effort.
Collaborator Contribution Miruna supported the Big Bang by attending the exhibition and manning the stand.
Impact Successful stand at the Big Bang
Start Year 2010
 
Description Big Bang Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact More than 22,000 people attended the Big Bang Exhibition. Approx 7000 people interacted with the 'Living with a Star' stand (measured by numbers of postcards given away) and more than 500 people took part in the interactive quiz.

We advertised a teachers CPD day - 416 teacher packs were distributed. Unfortunately, the CPD day did not go ahead as there was limited interest in hte event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Dancers Event at Alston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on 'UK in Space' gvien to group from local dance school who were interested in what goes on at Alston Observatory.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Preston Astronomical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on 'Predicting solar activity' given to Astronomical Society.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description STEM Day at UCLan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approx 30 stduents attended for a STEM Day at UCLan.

Increased diversity of outreach activites offered. This activity was using PCs to design a new national lottery competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description School visit (St Maxentius, Bedford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approx 70 students attended the talk on 'The UK in space', which sparked many questions.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Schools Science Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approx 50 students attended a workshop on 'Calculating velocities of CMEs'.

Better understanding of use of mathematics in data analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Stargazing Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approx 30 people attended an event at Alston Observatory

Increased interest in visiting the observatory for events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description West Lakes Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on 'Our Dynamic Sun' given as opening talk at the West Lakes Science Festival.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011