Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science at the University of Manchester

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Earth Atmospheric and Env Sciences

Abstract

Are we alone in the universe, or is life widespread? In what way are the Earth and our own solar system special? To answer these questions sstronomers studying the formation of other solar systems and seek planetary systems around other stars. We tackle them by studying extraterrestrial material. We aim to understand how our solar system formed and evolved; what properties enabled the emergence and of life and the development of complex organisms; and how likely it is that life develops where conditions are favourable.
We will continue to address these questions by studying samples from beyond the Earth, such as interplanetary dust particles (minute grains, mostly from comets, that enter the Earth's atmosphere), meteorites and samples returned by space missions from the Moon, Mars, asteroids and comets. Some of this material contains dust that formed around stars that died long before our own solar system formed, allowing us to understand how these stars formed the elements that make up our planet and our bodies. Other chemical and isotopic tracers reveal the timing of planet formation and evolution, allowing us to understand what the solar system was like as our planet formed.
Our Earth has a metallic iron core, a rocky mantle and crust on which we live, and oceans and an atmosphere that allow us to thrive.. Formation of the Earth was a violent process that eventually shaped the environment that supports us. We will study meteorites from asteroids that went through similar processes to understand how they unfolded. We will also look at where and how carbon-rich material and gases were incorporated into asteroids and comets, what their compositions were and how they were eventually incorporated into the Earth. This will help us understand how the Earth acquired the atmosphere and oceans on which our life depends.
The face of the full Moon is very familiar, but it is sobering to reflect that it is more than 3 billion years old In fact, the Moon's crust dates back to a period when life was getting started on the Earth and few traces are preserved. Studying the Moon gives us an opportunity to understand how the Earth was affected by the cataclysmic asteroid impacts that pounded our planet during this crucial time. Samples from the Apollo mission have given us some information, but lunar meteorites provide material from other areas of the Moon about which little is known, and help to shed new light on this enigmatic period of Earth's history.
Whether there is life on Mars is a fascinating question. Has Mars ever provided an environment hospitable to life? If it does, has, has life ever found a foothold? What basic ingredients for life were present on Mars, how are these cycled around the planet? How much was delivered by meteorites. Were these in a form that life can use and was water present? We will simulate the Martian surface in the laboratory and "fertilise" it by meteorites to see whether life can survive, and what it produces that we could look for on Mars. We will also search for evidence of Martian water and atmospheric gases, in rare meteorites that come from Mars to understand how its environment has evolved over time.
Analysing images is another way of understanding our solar system, but how sure can we be that we have identified features correctly? This is a problem that recurs in many areas, from face recognition systems to MRI scans. We have developed a new approach and will be using it to study the record of impact events on the Moon's surface and the evolution of drainage systems on Mars.
It is an exciting time where our view of our place in the universe is evolving rapidly as we bring new techniques to the problem of understanding our solar system. As part of this funding we will continue to pursue the new developments that will help future generations of planetary scientists gain clearer insights into the history of our solar system and ourselves.

Planned Impact

The growing UK Space sector contributes £9.1 billion a year to the UK economy. This project will support the UK's investment in space by providing science underpinning major missions that the UK Space Agency has invested in, now and in the future.

Mining and hydrocarbon exploration added a gross value of £31.5 billion to the UK economy in 2011. However, in times of impending energy- and raw material crisis finding ways of tapping into yet unknown resources will be a game changing advantage over competitors. This proposal uses novel technologies that can be used by UK-based companies for future exploration purposes.

Technology and technological progress are seen as the driving force of economy. Blue-sky research often produces these vital technological impulses. The developments undertaken at the University of Manchester are a vital contribution to this challenge.

In the public awareness, the origin of planets and the source of water are intimately linked to the question of how and when life formed on our planet and whether or not there is life elsewhere in the galaxy. This interest is further enhanced by current space missions looking for evidence of water and organic compounds on Mars and the Moon.


How they will benefit?

Our group has contributed significantly to the science planning of space missions including the ESA mission BepiColumbo to Mercury, the proposed Marco Polo mission for asteroid sample return and the Indian Chandrayaan-1 and 2 missions to the Moon. Our research and expertise will therefore be of great interest to policy makers concerned with the planning of future space science directives and provide advice in the development of new spacecraft instrumentation, which yields downstream technology return to the UK.

Our methods can be applied to the chemical characterisation of very complex samples such as crude oil, shales and ores. This characterisation helps to understand the formation of economically important source rocks within the Earth crust and can assist UK-based exploration companies in their attempt to identify and exploit future economically viable resources.

Our group has a long history of innovation and spin-off in technology, most recently a cooperation agreement with ThermoScientific Ltd to test a new software platform for mass spectrometers. We are collaborating with UK companies Ionoptika Ltd, Kore Technology and SAI Ltd and the French manufacturer Cameca. The capabilities developed are also being transferred to other areas such as the detection and analysis of radioactive particles released accidentally or deliberately into the environment, which has led to a joint programme with AWE (Aldermaston).

We have a strong commitment to convey our research to the general public and to excite school children in all aspects of planetary science. Over the last two years we have participated in major public events such as Live from Jodrell Bank; BBC Stargazing Live; Manchester Science Festival, Science Spectacular; Girls Nights Out (Under The Stars); as well as key cultural events at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry and Bolton Museum. We visited numerous schools and UK science societies to give talks. We also organised several engaging and interactive exhibitions in order to spark younger people's interest in science and to encourage further study at school and university. Such access pathways to STEM subjects help to increase the UK's potential as a knowledge-driven society.

To reach an even wider audience, group members are also regular expert guests at TV and radio shows including Newsnight, Newsround, BBC Five Live, BBC Manchester and BBC Breakfast. Our research in planetary science is covered by a science blog (http://earthandsolarsystem.wordpress.com/), which has so far recorded more than 55,000 hits. News and information is also posted regularly via twitter (400) and Facebook (300 followers).

Publications

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Bowles N (2018) CASTAway: An asteroid main belt tour and survey in Advances in Space Research

 
Description By looking in detail at the composition of rocks from the Moon we have shown that there are problems with the current model of its formation. This means we need to modify the way we think about the early stages of planet formation when they had oceans of magma 1000s of km deep.
We have used the decay of radioactive iodine to show that impact processing was important in modifying material in the first asteroids over the first 100 Myr of the solar system's history, and that this can be used to understand the environment experienced by the early Earth.
From investigation of martian basalt meteorites we have found that the halogen abundances of Mars are comparable to the Earth. This implies Mars may have accreted from planetesimals formed at a relatively low temperature, perhaps at greater distances from the Sun than the present orbit, or experienced addition of a late volatile-rich veneer as proposed for the Earth.
Presolar grains are solid samples condensed from exploding stars that are the material from which our solar system was built. Accurately determining the isotopic composition of individual grains is therefore crucial to understanding the origins and sources of the material from which our solar system was built. By mapping over 200 micron and sub-micron presolar grains we have shown that instrumental and contamination artefacts skew the present understanding of the compositions of these grains.
Exploitation Route Our lunar and martian work forms the basis of new investigations understanding the halogen budget of the lunar crust and how heavy noble gases are affected by planetary scale processes, with implications for the origins of atmospheres.
Our work on iodine-xenon chronology is a starting point for a wider research effort to read the record of the first 100 Myr of solar system history preserved in the most primitive meteorites.
The work on presolar grains forms the basis for a re-evaluation of the properties of the astrophysical sources that provided material to make our solar system and provides an understanding of the effects of measurement artefacts that will will inform work elsewhere.
Sectors Education,Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL https://earthandsolarsystem.wordpress.com/
 
Description CAPTEM (Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials) Genesis Subcommittee - SC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Honorary Auditor Royal Astronomical Society - KJ
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Meteoritical Society Pellas-Ryder committee - KJ
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description NASA grant panel - SC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Royal Society Places of science public engagement committee - KJ
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description STFC Solar System Advisory Panel member - KJ
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description UK Space Agency Exploration Advisory committee member - KJ
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Leverhulme Trust
Amount £258,599 (GBP)
Funding ID The Hidden Meteorites of Antartica 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description PI of Royal Society University Research Fellowship Enhancement grant "Exploring the lunar regolith at the microscale - KJ
Amount £104,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Manchester
Amount £1,437,853 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R000751/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Royal Society
Amount £472,559 (GBP)
Funding ID UF140190 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2020
 
Description Studentships x 5 spanning 2015-2021 ST/N504166/1 and ST/R504944/1 - Katherine Joy
Amount £363,559 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N504166/1 and ST/R504944/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2021
 
Title Lunar Regolith Database and Report - KJ 
Description Curran N. M. and Joy K. H. (2017) Lunar Regolith Database and Report. European Space Agency. ESA-HRE-PROSPECT-TN-0001, 32 pp. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Follow up research paper to follow. Data will be used in space mission data analysis. 
 
Description CAS institute - KJ 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution New collaboration with CAS Institute for Geochemistry looking at lunar meteorite petrology, resulting in student visiting for 6 months - output Zeng et al 2018 - and ongoing collaboration on lunar sample science
Collaborator Contribution New collaboration with CAS Institute for Geochemistry looking at lunar meteorite petrology, resulting in student visiting for 6 months - output Zeng et al 2018 - and ongoing collaboration on lunar sample science
Impact Zeng, X., Joy, K.H., Li, S., Pernet-Fisher, J.F., Li, X., Martin, D.J.P., Li, Y. & Wang, S. Multiple lithic clasts in lunar breccia Northwest Africa 7948 and implication for the lithologic components of lunar crust Meteoritics & Planetary Science 1945-5100
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Rutgers University 
Organisation Rutgers University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration between Katherine Joy and researcher from Rutgers University on evolution of the lunar highlands- output Gross and Joy 2017
Collaborator Contribution https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-05546-6_39-1
Impact Paper - Gross and Joy 2017
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESA collaboration 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading coordination efforts European lunar sample science team to develop planning for Chinese sample return (ESA collaboration)
Collaborator Contribution Leading coordination efforts European lunar sample science team to develop planning for Chinese sample return (ESA collaboration)
Impact NA
Start Year 2017
 
Description European Space Agency PROSPECT User Group 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Joy is a member of the European Space Agency PROSPECT Userr Group (PUG). Science team supporting an upcoming lunar lander called Luna 27.
Collaborator Contribution Joy provides input about science goals and science requirements for instrument development. She has held a contract for a researcher to produce a report on our understanding of the noble gas inventory of the lunar regolith. Result in 2019 an application made to be a member of the ESA Luna 27 PROSPECT Science Team
Impact Conference abstracts from collaborative team work activities presented at LPSC and European Lunar Symposium meetings. These include the following (other team member contributions not listed) Curran N. M., Joy K. H. , Füri E., Carpenter J., The Prospect User Group (2017) Understanding lunar regolith noble gas budgets: enabling science from ESA PROSPECT package Lunar and Planetary Science XLVIII, Abstract #2243 Donaldson Hanna K. L., Martin D. J. P., Joy K. H., Carpenter J. D., Bowles N. E., PROSPECT User Group (2017) Characterization of Lunar Highlands Regolith Simulants in Preparation for Drilling and Sampling into the Polar Regolith by ESA's PROSPECT Package. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVIII, Abstract #1717
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA Discovery MoonRISE 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Katherine Joy is a International co-I on NASA Discovery MoonRISE sample return mission
Collaborator Contribution Katherine Joy is a International co-I on NASA Discovery MoonRISE sample return mission
Impact NA
Start Year 2017
 
Description New Views of the Moon II book 
Organisation Lunar and Planetary Institute
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Katherine Joy is a participant in New Views of the Moon II book writing - co-author on two chapters
Collaborator Contribution Katherine Joy is a participant in New Views of the Moon II book writing - co-author on two chapters
Impact NA
Start Year 2017
 
Description Manchester Grammar School - Mar 18 
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 Sarah Crowther took part in judging science projects at Manchester Grammar School for year 8 pupils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description All FM interview, Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Sarah Crowther about the research undertaken in the group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Altrincham Astronomical Society - Dec 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jamie Gilmour gave a talk on 'Meteorites and the Early Solar System'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Astrofest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at Astrofest, London by Katherine Joy on Meteorites and Antartica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC 1 & BBC News - Breakfast - Jan 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Crowther undertook 2 live interviews about Super Blood Wolf Moon, one about 06:40, one about 08:50. Breakfast is broadcast on both BBC 1 and BBC News from 06:00 to 08:25, and continues on BBC News until 09:00. Clips from this and/or an interview with Radio 5 Live on the same day were also played on BBC Radio 2, 4, and 6 Music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC 4 Royal Institute Christmas Lectures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Joy - interview about Apollo astronauts as part of BBC4 Christmas lecture series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC News - July 18 - SC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Crowther interviewed on lunar eclipse on Afternoon Live
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bc3yr1
 
Description BBC Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy about the hunt for Antarctica's 'missing meteorites'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38805430
 
Description BBC Online Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy 'Antarctica's Meteorite Conveyor Belt'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38813395
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy regarding perseid meteor shower
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live - Afternoon Edition - Jan 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Crowther took part in a panel discussion about space exploration, using the chang'e 4 landing on the Moon as the starting point. Other panelists were Sir Martin Reece and Dave Rothery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live - Breakfast - Jan 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Crowther took part in live interviews about Super Blood Wolf Moon, about 08:20. Clips from this and/or the interviews I did on BBC Breakfast on the same day were also played on BBC Radio 2, 4, and 6 Music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio London - The Vanessa Feltz Breakfast Show - Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Crowther took part in live phone interviews about Super Blood Wolf Moon, about 07:35
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC World Service, Science in Action Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Broadcast involving Katherine Joy on Antarctic Meteorites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04qsrqh
 
Description BBC article - Mar 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy as part of an article entitled 'Tech trials to find Antarctica's 'missing' iron meteorites'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43567617
 
Description BBC online and BBC News at 6pm and 10pm, Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy 'Antarctica's Missing Iron Meteorites: Mystery Solved?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38818542
 
Description BBC website interview Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Dr Katie Joy regarding new paper on meteorites in the Antarctic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35587680
 
Description Bluedot Takover of The Refuge Easter Weekend - Apr 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2 members of the research group took part in a family event, demonstrating the meteorites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.discoverthebluedot.com/news/bluedot-family-cosmic-collaboration-with-the-refuge
 
Description Bluedot festival 2016, 2017, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2016 - 13 members of the group took part at this event at Jodrell Bank, in the Star Field. Activities included holding pieces of the moon, as well as meteorites from Mars and asteroids. Microscopes were available to examine the meteorites and discovering how 4.5 billion year old meteorites hold the key to understanding the history of our Solar System and how it evolved. Visitors could also take part in a meteorite impacting experiment, planning a space mission, and see how volcanic eruptions reshape the surface of a planet. 2017 - 14 members

2018 - 11 group members took part
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/bluedot-2018/
 
Description Borrow the Moon - videos for the STFC Lunar Rocks and Meteorites Loan Scheme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the research group took part in filming about the NASA Moon rock discs and meteorites STFC outreach scheme. The videos are online as promotional material for the lending scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://stfc.ukri.org/public-engagement/activities-for-schools/borrow-the-moon/
 
Description British Science Association Science Journalism competition 2017 
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 Sarah Crowther took part in British Science Association journalism competition which included year 11 & 12 students from local schools/colleges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brooklands Primary School, Sale 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 2 members of the research group gave a talk about meteorites to year 5 pupils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CBBC Newsround Mar 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Sarah Crowther about Scottish Meteorite
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35700095
 
Description CBBC Newsround Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Sarah Crowther about NASA's announcement of jets of water on Europa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CBBC Newsround Oct 2016 II 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2 x interviews with Sarah Crowther about the end of Rosetta Mission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CBBC Newsround Sept 015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Sarah Crowther interviewed about Blood supermoon on CBBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/34377373
 
Description CBeebies Stargazing Mar 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meteorites used for programme to coincide with Stargazing Live in March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CNN Website - Heart-shaped meteorite up for auction on Valentine's Day - Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Crowther was asked several questions from CNN about a heart-shaped meteorite and then they used the comments in their online article about the meteorite. Published 31st January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/heart-shaped-meteorite-gbr-scli-intl/index.html
 
Description Cambridge Earth Science Dept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Katherine Joy gave a talk about Moon and Solar System Evolution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chester Astronomical Society - Sept 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jamie Gilmour gave a talk on 'Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Community Festival 2017, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6 members of the research group ran "Touching the Moon and Mars: Hold pieces of the moon collected by astronauts as well as meteorites from Mars". - 2017

4 members of the research group ran activities as part of the festival at the Manchester Museum - 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk/strategic-priorities/engaging-our-communities/publi...
 
Description Costa Blanca Astronomers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Katherine Joy on Lunar Exploration in Spain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Daresbury Open Day, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5 members of the research team showcased LPSC meteorites, moon loan scheme packs at the Daresbury Lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/public-engagement/see-the-science/daresbury-open-week/
 
Description Discover Space - UK Space Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Eight members of the research group ran activities at the event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-space-in-manchester-round-1-tickets-tickets-33422707217#
 
Description European Researchers Night 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2015 - Science Uncovered - European Researchers Night at The Manchester Museum. Event was part of European Researchers' Night in partnership with the Natural History Museum. Science Uncovered featured 50 researchers running workshops and discussions around their work. 250 visitors. nine research group members involved.

2016 - 10 members of the group took park. 450 visitors.

2017 - 7 members took part, 501 visitors

2018 - 8 members took part, 350 visitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:mce-jjgzft8v-9ypw78/science-uncovered
 
Description Furness and South Lakeland Astronomical Society - Oct 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jamie Gilmour gave a talk on 'Stranger Things'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Geek Girls Manchester 
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 by Katherine Joy on Meteorites and Antartica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Girl's Night Out - Mar 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 members of the research group took part in the Girl's Night Out event at Jodrell Bank, showcasing meteorites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/girlsnightout/
 
Description Girls' Night Out: Under The Stars Nov 2015, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Girls' Night Out: Under The Stars at Jodrell Bank. An opportunity for women and girls of all ages to engage with astronomy and learn more about the night sky.

2015: Evening activities included meeting female researchers from the Astrophysics group and the wider University, Dr Katherine Joy gave a talk on 'Investigating the Moon', pop-up planetarium.

140 visitors. Four research group members involved.

2016: Transit of Mercury.240 visitors, 2 research team members involved in demonstrating comets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/girls-night-out/
 
Description Gizmodo - Apr 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy as part of article titled 'The Meteorite Hunters Who Trade in Precious Space Debris'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gizmodo.com/the-meteorite-hunters-who-trade-in-precious-space-debri-1825113122
 
Description Gottingen Geology Dept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Katherine Joy gave a talk on Moon and Solar System Evolution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Group Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Engagement blog reflecting the research interests of the group, and to share and discuss research findings.

The blog is for sharing science and what the group and other research groups discover as we do science in real time.

2016 total views: 16762 from 151 countries, 2017 total views: 17976 from 147 countries 2018 total views: 16704 from 148 countries 2019 total views: 15696 from 142 countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://earthandsolarsystem.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/about/
 
Description Group Facebook Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News/info about the group's activities aimed at the general public.

At end of Jan 2020 we have 16299 engaged users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/earthandsolarsystem/info/?tab=page_info
 
Description Group Instagram page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Group instagram page
- 236 followers, with an average of 500 impressions per week
- followers from UK (57%), USA (8%), India (5%), Mexico (2%), and Italy (2%)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://www.instagram.com/earthandsolarsystem/?hl=en
 
Description Group Twitter Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Twitter page for the general public detailing the group's news, etc.

At the end of Jan 2019 we have 1914 followers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://twitter.com/EarthSolarSystm
 
Description Guardian Online July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expert comment from Katherine Joy "Astronomers shine a light on origin of Man in the Moon's right eye"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/20/astronomers-shine-a-light-on-origin-of-man-in-the-mo...
 
Description Guardian Online Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expert comment from Katherine Joy "Is a moon village the next step for space exploration? ESA's chief thinks so"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/23/is-a-moon-village-the-next-step-for-space-exploratio...
 
Description Heald Place Primary School Oct 15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk by Sarah Crowther and Jamie Gilmour on meteorites "Our Solar System" event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description High Legh Community Observatory 
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 by Sarah Crowther on Genesis: The Search for Origins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description High Legh Community Observatory 
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 by Katherine Joy on Lunar Exploration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Huddlesfield Astronomy Society - Apr 18 
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 'Meteorites: Messengers from Space' by Rhian Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Insight - BBC 1 Breakfast - Nov 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Katherine Joy interviewed about InSight mission on BBC Breakfast on the 27/11/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC World Service Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview with Katherine Joy about Iron Meteorites buried in Antartica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Jodcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Sarah Crowther about Light Fantastic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.jodcast.net/rss-interviews.xml
 
Description Jodrell Bank Open Evening - Oct 17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jodrell Bank Open Evening, on behalf of Macclesfield Astronomical Society - "Moon Rocks, and what we learn from them" - Rhian Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Light Fantastic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Light Fantastic Event at Museum of Science and Industry. Attracted over 7000 visitors over two days. Weekend of free activities for families, including use of the pop-up planetarium. Seven research group members involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Macclesfield Astronomical Society - Feb 18 
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 "Genesis: The Search for Origins" by Sarah Crowther
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Macclesfield Astronomy 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 by Jamie Gilmour on Meteorites, Stardust and the Early Solar System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Macclesfield Astronomy Society - Aug 18 
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 by Rhian Jones on 'The Paris Meteorite Exhibit' 7/8/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Macclesfield SciBar - Feb 18 
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 by Rhian Jones on 'The Science of Meteorites'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Manchester Geological Society - Dec 17 
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 by Rhian Jones on "Cosmic Debris: The Geology of Small Bodies in the Solar System"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mauldeth Rd Primary School, May 2016, Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk about Meteorites by Sarah Crowther and Jamie Gilmour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Meteorite Hunt - Feb 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5 members of the research group ran a 'Meteorite Hunt' activity as part of the half-term event calendar at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oxford Alumni - Manchester Branch 
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 by Sarah Crowther at RNCM on Unravelling the History of our Solar System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Physics, Pizza and Prosecco Night - Nov 18 
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 Organised by Trafford's Ogden Trust rep at Urmston Grammar School. "Speed dating" style event where pupils get to meet females in different careers and discuss career options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.urmstongrammar.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/EventBrite-Pizza-and-Prosecco-Your-Futur...
 
Description Pi Meteorite Hunt 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 7 members of the research group hosted an event at the Manchester Science festival at the Museum of Science and Industry. 1625 visitors. Event - Spotting rocks from space is easy when they're still hurtling through the sky. But once they've landed, how can we tell them from other boulders, stones or pebbles? Try out some space sleuthing yourself by trying out the tricks and techniques used by astro-geologists from the Earth and So
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/event/pi-meteorite-hunt/
 
Description Pikes Lane primary school, Bolton 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 2 members of the research group presented a talk about meteorites to years 5 & 6
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Group YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Group YouTube channel presenting The Cosmic Cast. Content is about the 'goings on from the world of earth and planetary science'.

For the YouTube channel, since February 2019:
- 85 subscribers, 4901 views, 35400 impressions
- 600 hours watch time overall
- viewers from UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Sweden, Pakistan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVdr9UbEN0gB-WOaGmBOKA
 
Description Royal 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 by Katherine Joy at RAS, London on Meteorites and Antartica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition Schools event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on Meteorites Antarctica as part of the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, by Katie Joy 2/7/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2018/summer-science-exhibition/talks-and-activi...
 
Description SEES Discover Day - July 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discover day for pupils considering attending university. Jamie Gilmour and Rhian Jones took part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/aspiring-students/discover-days/
 
Description School visits Jan 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4 members of the research group talked about Martian channels using ArcGIS to 4 schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Science @ Central 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 9 members of the research group ran an event at Central Library in Manchester as part of the Manchester Science Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/event/science-central-2017/
 
Description Science Spectacular 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science Spectacular - Manchester Science Festival at the Manchester Museum. A family science day means a chance for all budding scientists to enjoy over 40 interactive experiments and demonstrations. Five research group members involved. Approx 1500 visitors.

2016 - 7 research members involved, 1421 visitors

2017 - 7 members, 1500 visitors

2018 - 7 members, 1500 visitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.engagement.manchester.ac.uk/highlights/manchester_science_festival/science_spectacular/
 
Description ScienceX 2018, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 members of the research group ran family friendly activities at the Trafford Centre, Manchester as part of ScienceX event 2018

8 members of the research group ran activties at the Trafford Centre, Manchester as part of ScienceX event 2019. 90 groups, a total of 286 people, did the Meteorite Hunt.

ScienceX is a festival like no other: bursting with fun, exciting activities for children, and open to all. Discover what the world of science and engineering is really about, with the help of robots, racecars, and much, much more! intu Trafford Centre will again host this thrilling weekend, where you can get hands-on and play at being a scientist or engineer for a day. Conduct your own experiments, try out the latest amazing technology and meet the experts who help shape the world around us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/sciencex/
 
Description ScienceX, April 2016, April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2016 - 14 members of the research team took part in this event at the Trafford Centre. The aim was to show both boys and girls and people of all ages that everyone has the potential to be a scientist or an engineer. Members of the public were able to hold pieces of the moon, collected by the Apollo astronauts, as well as meteorites from Mars and asteroids. They were also able to examine meteorites through microscopes to explore what they are made of. The team also demonstrated how 4.5 billion year old meteorites hold the key to understanding the history of our Solar System and how it evolved. Despite being set apart from the rest of the stands, their bold exciting banners detailing isotope and planetary science, really caught the food court's attention and they had a steady stream of interested Trafford Centre customers keen to 'hold the moon'. 2017 - Same event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/sciencex/
 
Description Searching for Meteorites 2017 
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 by Katherine Joy about Hunting for Meteorites
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sky at Night Magazine - June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Katherine Joy as part of an article entitled 'Planetary exploration: living off the land'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/news/planetary-exploration-living-land
 
Description South Cheshire 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 by Torsten Henkel at South Cheshire College about Presolar Grains
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Space Lates - Mar 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 7 members of the research group took part in Space - Lates at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Space Science Special - Amazed by Science, May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Space activities at Jodrell Bank run by 3 members of the research group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.amazedbyscience.co.uk/
 
Description St Johns CofE Primary School - Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three members of the research group did a talk on 'The Solar System'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description St Peters primary School, East Grinstead, Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Space Talk by Katherine Joy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stanley Grove School, Feb 16 
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 Half term activities - Sarah Crowther
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stockport Grammar School - Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jamie Gilmour gave a talk on 'Meteorites and the Early Solar System'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Macclesfield Astonomical Society - Feb 18 
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 by Sarah Crowther
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Macclesfield Science Bar 
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 by Jamie Gilmour on Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Manchester Astronomical Society - Oct 17 
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 Meteorites of the British Isles at Manchester Astronomical Society, by Rhian Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at Manchester Geological 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 by Katherine Joy on Lunar Exploration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Prince's Teaching Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Sarah Crowther to teachers at Crewe Hall about Unlocking the History of the Solar System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Salford 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 by Torsten Henkel on Presolar Grains at Salford University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Solar System 2015, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Solar System - Manchester Science Festival at Manchester Museum. Event for the public, where they could make impact craters, plan space missions, watch comets being created and see how volcanoes reshape planets, then chat to planetary scientists while handling real pieces of Mars and ancient meteorites. Also had pieces of the Moon to hold, collected by the Apollo astronauts. Approx 1300 visitors. 14 research group members involved.

2016 - 17 research group members involved. 1104 visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/whatson/thehitchhikersguidetothesolarsystem
 
Description The Manchester Grammar School, Feb 2016, Mar 2017 
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 Sarah Crowther - judging science projects Year 7
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description The Next Big Thing (panel discussion) - European Science Festival, July 2016, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2016 - Katherine Joy took part in the Royal Society 'The Next Big Thing' as part of Manchester's European City of Science festival. Katherine discussed her research as part of a panel discussion. 2017 - Sarah Crowther, Katherine Joy, Romain Tartese and two research students took part in the Royal Society take over of the Science Museum, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016,2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/03/science-museum-lates/
 
Description Trafford Centre half term activities Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Five members of the research group went to the Trafford Centre to run a meteorite hunt activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://intu.co.uk/traffordcentre/events/meteorite-hunt
 
Description Trafford College Dec 16 
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 Sarah Crowther at RSC ChemNet Careers event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description West Yorkshire Astronomical Society - Oct 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jamie Gilmour gave a talk on 'Meteorites and the Early Solar System'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Written in the Stars (Fun Palaces) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Godlee Observatory. An evening of star gazing and creative thought: teaching about urban astronomy, astro-art and creative writing. Three research group members involved. Also resulted in online content for the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2mKtLtk3RPwgJNYxYnhg6c3/astro-art-be-a-star-artist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://funpalaces.co.uk/discover/written-in-the-stars-an-evening-of-urban-astronomy-and-creative-wri...