The Dark Energy Survey: Education and Public Outreach

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sussex
Department Name: Sch of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Abstract

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is the leading ground-based cosmology experiment in the world at the moment. This 100 million dollar project was 10 years in the making, but is now well underway.

What is DES? It is six year study of the southern sky that will test cosmology to unprecedented precision. It uses a 520 Megapixel digital camera (DECam) that is mounted on the 4 metre (``Blanco'') optical telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in the Chilean Andes. Not only will DES make an impact in cosmology, it will also generate a wealth of discoveries in other areas, e.g. objects in the distant solar system, new companions to the Milky Way, distant black holes, etc.

The UK has been involved in DES since the project started. There are over 300 scientists in the international DES collaboration, of which almost 100 are in the UK (the remainder are in the USA, Spain, Chile, Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland).

DES has enormous potential for public engagement: not only are the concepts behind dark energy in themselves hugely compelling, we routinely generate fabulous images that capture the public's imagination.

It is essential that more time and effort goes into DES E/PO now, because the survey will be reaching its peak science productivity within the next two years. Just as DES is winding down, LSST will be nearing completion. As many of the E/PO materials developed for DES can be transferred directly to LSST, the impact of this fellowship will last for many years to come.

There are three, interlinked, aspects to my proposal: Improving the Dark Energy Survey webpages; Increasing the impact of Dark Energy Survey social media; Increasing the reach and significance of the Dark Energy Survey on UK society. The first two aspects have a global reach, the third is UK centric. The underlying theme is that by exploiting the creative talents of DES members world wide, I will be able to enhance STFC related E/PO significantly across the UK.

Publications

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Abbott B. P. (2017) Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger in The Astrophysical Journal

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Abbott T. M. C. (2018) The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1 in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

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Agnello A (2015) Discovery of two gravitationally lensed quasars in the Dark Energy Survey in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Agnello A. (2015) Discovery of two gravitationally lensed quasars in the Dark Energy Survey in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Agnello A. (2017) Models of the strongly lensed quasar DES J0408-5354 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Title Constellations 
Description Science consultant for Constellations, a new play by Nick Payne 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact sold out West End play, Best New Play Award from Evening Standard, successful run on Broadway, successful UK tour 
 
Title DES artwork 
Description A print of Brighton Pier with the first light galaxy from DES featured (by Michelle Dawson) 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Increased sales for artist 
 
Title DES artwork 
Description A print of Worthing Pier with DES "Christmas Comet" featured (by Michelle Dawson) prints and greetings cards 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Increased sales for artist 
 
Title DES pewter phone charm 
Description Pewter artist Fleur Grenier made a phone charm with the DES symbol and an equation. These were handed out to all participants at the DES@sussex meeting. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Fleur made sales of her other artworks 
 
Title Dark Energy Glove 
Description Dark Energy gloves (by LoveLoli) 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact increased knowledge of LoveLoli products 
 
Description How to engage lots of scientists in E/PO
Exploitation Route We are writing up a paper to share our experience of EPO with DES.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.darkenergysurvey.org
 
Description See publication engagement and arts sections.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Creative Economy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Title DES-DR1 
Description first data release from DES (5000 sq. degree of multi-band optical/IR data) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact everyone in the world can now use DES data 
URL https://des.ncsa.illinois.edu/releases/dr1
 
Title DESSV 
Description DES-SV public data release 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Facilitated research by people outside DES. 
URL https://des.ncsa.illinois.edu/releases/sva1
 
Description Dark Energy Survey 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I lead the Cluster Working Group (and make many other contributions eg EPO, survey strategy, membership...).
Collaborator Contribution The partners are responsible for other science areas, for building, running and maintaining the camera, for data processing. I have only listed the institutes where I have close collaborators. There are many other institutes that contribute to DES.
Impact Papers, public outreach, a facility instrument, PhD theses
 
Description Dark Energy Survey 
Organisation Stanford University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I lead the Cluster Working Group (and make many other contributions eg EPO, survey strategy, membership...).
Collaborator Contribution The partners are responsible for other science areas, for building, running and maintaining the camera, for data processing. I have only listed the institutes where I have close collaborators. There are many other institutes that contribute to DES.
Impact Papers, public outreach, a facility instrument, PhD theses
 
Description Dark Energy Survey 
Organisation University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Department Physics Department
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I lead the Cluster Working Group (and make many other contributions eg EPO, survey strategy, membership...).
Collaborator Contribution The partners are responsible for other science areas, for building, running and maintaining the camera, for data processing. I have only listed the institutes where I have close collaborators. There are many other institutes that contribute to DES.
Impact Papers, public outreach, a facility instrument, PhD theses
 
Description Dark Energy Survey 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I lead the Cluster Working Group (and make many other contributions eg EPO, survey strategy, membership...).
Collaborator Contribution The partners are responsible for other science areas, for building, running and maintaining the camera, for data processing. I have only listed the institutes where I have close collaborators. There are many other institutes that contribute to DES.
Impact Papers, public outreach, a facility instrument, PhD theses
 
Description Dark Energy Survey 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I lead the Cluster Working Group (and make many other contributions eg EPO, survey strategy, membership...).
Collaborator Contribution The partners are responsible for other science areas, for building, running and maintaining the camera, for data processing. I have only listed the institutes where I have close collaborators. There are many other institutes that contribute to DES.
Impact Papers, public outreach, a facility instrument, PhD theses
 
Description Dark Energy Survey 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I lead the Cluster Working Group (and make many other contributions eg EPO, survey strategy, membership...).
Collaborator Contribution The partners are responsible for other science areas, for building, running and maintaining the camera, for data processing. I have only listed the institutes where I have close collaborators. There are many other institutes that contribute to DES.
Impact Papers, public outreach, a facility instrument, PhD theses
 
Description LSST-DESC 
Organisation LSST Corporation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Taken part in activities related to cluster cosmology
Collaborator Contribution An enormous telescope!
Impact Part of an LSST:UK bid for funding for EPO
Start Year 2015
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Department FNAL - Other
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Department Physics Department
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
Department Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation University of Porto
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Department Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description XMM Cluster Survey 
Organisation Uppsala University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific collaboration
Impact ~25 journal articles, 12 PhD theses
 
Description Adler after dark June 2017 
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 Adler After Dark - Q&A and talk to general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/adler-after-dark/
 
Description Articles in magazines 
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 Romer's research has features in various publications including: Viva Lewis, Space magazine, Financial Times, Argus, Womanthology, WISE People Like Me, Daily Mail

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description AstroFest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AstroFest 2019
800+ people in the audience, including Brian May!

Great response to talk by public afterwards, plus feedback from 3rd parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://europeanastrofest.com/2019/01/25/kathy-romer/
 
Description Astronomy Master Class 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Romer's research has been featured at the Department's Astronomy Master Class (annual event in December, plus occasional repeats in other months for smaller groups).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description BHASVIC IWD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact IWD panel at BHASVIC ~50 people in the audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BHASVIC speed dating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Women in Physics speed dating event, Sept 2018. ~15 A'level students, ~5 teachers

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Hi,

Thank you so much for coming on Thursday. The feedback from students was that they found it enjoyable, interesting and useful. A really nice start to the Physics course and hopefully keep them motivated to the end goal, when the course gets tough!

Many thanks

Jane

JANE DRUMMOND
Teacher of Physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description British Science Festival: Drawing on science 
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 cartoons for science communcation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/news/2017announcement
 
Description British Science Festival: Museum Night & Drawing Science 
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 Museum night with Daniel H: public shown how BVI people can engage with art and science through touch and sound. (~100 people engaged with at a table display)

Drawing on Science: event with professional cartoonists to develop science cartoons with the public. ~8 people attended, but it led to a blog post in Germany.

https://flugundzeit.blog/2017/09/17/british-science-festival-brighton-2017/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/news/2017announcement
 
Description Buses 
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 Bus with astronomy design - includes DES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/41334
 
Description DArchives 17/18 
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 DArchive author for Y1 Cosmo and Grav Wave results. Plus DArchive editor/sub-editor on others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.darkenergysurvey.org/news-and-results/darchives/
 
Description DES end of nights 
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 Social media blitz related to the last nights observing for DES. 30 days of posts, >100 in total. Reach in 10,000s
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.darkenergysurvey.org/desendofnights/
 
Description DES press release at Sussex 
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 Press Release related to DES end of nights
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/news/media-centre/press-releases/id/47262
 
Description DES press releases (17/18 reporting round) 
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 DES press release: social media coordination - August 17, October 17, January 18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.darkenergysurvey.org/news-and-results/press-releases
 
Description Edinburgh Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact April 2018. Panel for Edinburgh Science Festival on Cosmology. ~200 people (ticketed)

We were sent a poem afterwards

Dark Matter

You are a constellation of dark matter
An utterance in a vast and sprawling universe
Your potential by nature infinite
But blue-red eyes filter out the light

A trillion black holes
Little whirlpools filling the expanse
Bringing light to consciousness
Like a trillion whirring cogs

A pointillist picture
With the points in constant motion
Superimposing upon one another
Seemingly unaware of each other's presence

Yet

Creating a whole.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk
 
Description Euclid - schools activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Euclid schools workshop at Euclid conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://eucliduk.net/2017-consortium-meeting/
 
Description Euclid evening event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Euclid evening event. Panel+comendy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://eucliduk.net/2017-consortium-meeting/
 
Description IoP evening talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IoP evening lecture at University of Surrey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://events.iop.org/branch-lecture-dark-energy-survey-and-beginning-industrial-revolution-cosmolog...
 
Description Lewes STEM fest 
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 Lewes STEMfest April 2018 - all the PhD students + JessicaK. 850 people visited the event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Local Science Festivals 16/17 
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 Romer's research has been presented at Science Festivals (Brighton and Lewes) through hands on activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Media engagement 2018/19 reporting cycle 
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 May 2018 - worked with BBC to establish provenance and copyright of images used in SGL at AAT

Nov 2018 - interview with BBC Sussex about Mars lander
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description New Scientist master class 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Masterclass to ~500 people. They pay ~£1000 for the day. ~6 talks in total, plus a panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.newscientist.com/science-events/
 
Description Participation in BBC Nature programme 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I don't know how large the audience was, but I have had more than 100 queries from members of the public (mostly UK and USA, but also India and Australia)

I have been invited to give a public talks by a variety of organisations, including science festivals. These are mostly in the local area, but also in Cambridge, Oxford and Bath.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description PrimarySpace 
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 PrimarySpace at UoS in Sept 2018. Talks, hands on activities. >1000 school kids from >10 schools. I did the intro to the session.


On 31/05/2018 12:48, Sam Dunnett wrote:

Dear All,



Sussex Widening participation team are hosting a primary school event on the 12th September in the Jubilee building. We are lucky enough to be working with Katherine O'Connell who is the ex CEO of the UK Space Agency and has a passion for promoting STEM and jobs in the Space industry to young people especially young girls.



We are expecting around a 1000 primary school pupils from year 2 and year 5 from schools that we work with in Eastbourne/Hastings on our Primary University programme. The day is going to involve a Q&A session for children and Katherine is hoping to get a trainee female astronaut to come along. We excitingly have one of the Mars Rovers on campus with an Airbus team who will be doing live demos of it in action. Avanti Communications are coming too with an exhibit and Katherine is working to get some more Space companies on board.



Our primary school education team and students are working to deliver some classroom sessions around space and science. We are also having an exhibition space for some of our academics to display some hands on activities for this age range. We already have some people signed up to join in the exhibition.



So the day is going to be busy and fun packed and we are hoping to inspire young people to engage in space and science and want to do jobs in this area in the future. Katherine is hoping to make this day the launch to a much larger primary programme and we are delighted to be part of this.



We hope, once the children have returned to their schools, to hold a ticketed staff event to come along and see the Mars Rover, exhibits etc. the agenda for this is still fluid.



Because of the nature of this event I thought it would be of interest to you and to keep you in the loop. I would be really happy if you want to get involved and if so, please give me a call or drop me a line.



With Best wishes

Sam
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/staff/newsandevents/?id=45966
 
Description RAL talk 
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 at RAL. given twice to ~150 people each time
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://stfc.ukri.org/public-engagement/activities-for-the-public/visit-the-rutherford-appleton-labor...
 
Description STFC womens day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STFC women's profiles (mine, plus suggested others to take part)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/features/women-in-stem/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_me...
 
Description School visits/interactions various locations in SE England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact total of ~300 pupils (in groups ranging in size from 10 to 100), plenty of discussions afterwards


I helped a school attract speakers for their science enhancement programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Schools Lab 
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 Romer's research has been featured during at least once per year at the Department's regular Schools Lab events for Y11, Y12, Y13 physics pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
 
Description Soap Box Science 
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 Soap Box Science - Newcastle 2015; London 2015; London 2017. Also part of organising committee for SBS Brighton 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017
 
Description Soap Box Science - Sep 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 SBS art-science event in South London, Sep 17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://soapboxscience.org/
 
Description Star Gazing Live 
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 Romer's research on cosmology has been featured at Star Gazing Live. This includes, hands on activities, public talks and workshops with school groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Star Gazing Live 
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 SGL on campus: plenary talks in 2015, interactive activities in 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Sussex Open Day June 2017 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DarkBites Treasure Hunt at open day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/community/get-involved/visit-campus/community-festival
 
Description Sussex Universe 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 Sussex Universe (on campus) talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/physics/outreach/public/publicevents
 
Description UoS Community Day - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cluster talk at Community Day Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/community/get-involved/visit-campus/community-festival
 
Description media engagement 
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 Romer has interacted with the media in relation to her role in DES EPO: e.g. queries from Nature, Mail on line
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description media regional (17/18 reporting round) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Argus "60 seconds with" article; Viva Brighton article; UoS Citizen Science article; UoS Impact Day profiles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description nerd nite (17/18 reporting round) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact nerd nite june 2017, jan 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://brighton.nerdnite.com/
 
Description talks to members of the public (various locations in UK, also in Arizona, Michigan and Chile) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Romer has presented her research in public talks to a wide range of audiences (in groups ranging in size from 30 to 200): Astronomy Societies; Science Festivals; Astronomy Festivals; Science clubs (Cafe Scientifique etc.)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013