SunSpaceArt - Phase II

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Abstract

The 'SunSpaceArt - Phase II' project brings together a team of professional artists and scientists to work with teachers and children in UK schools, at both upper primary, KS2, and lower secondary, KS3, levels. Members of the team run workshops in schools focused on science related to the Sun and Space. The topics covered link closely to the National Curriculum, in particular the solar system, gravity, light, sound, energy, magnetism, beyond the visible (Ultraviolet, Infra-red). Environmental science (extreme environments, climate change, space weather) will be include in SunSpaceArt - Phase II. The remit covers famous scientists (eg Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Herschel, Annie Maunder etc) together with contemporary scientists, astronauts and polar explorers. The artists cover different techniques (collage, 3D-art, graphics, printing, smart materials, textiles etc) in relation to their own art work and to that of famous historic artists. The children are encouraged to develop their own creativity in the production of pieces of art which reinforce the science they have covered. They are also encouraged to ask questions, find answers, write facts, text and poems about the topic. In 'SunSpaceArt - Phase II' closer links will also be made with mathematics and 'numeracy'. The response to these STEAM (STEM with Art) activities has so far been wholly positive from the children and teachers alike. The project aims to support teachers with CPD (Continued Professional Development) workshops at different locations around the UK. A dedicated SunSpaceArt website will showcase the school workshops and provide resources (both science and art worksheets). In addition, the team is keen to train younger scientists and artists to lead STEAM workshops themselves, and to apply for their own funding, hence leaving a lasting legacy for this project. This will be achieve by hosting 'guest' participants in the project activities and also by mentoring young scientists and artists.
 
Title Sun, Space and Art 
Description The SunSpaceArt project runs workshops with scientists and artists in primary schools. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Beautiful artwork has been produced by the school children. 
 
Description Consolidated grant
Amount £248,560 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P000665/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Title CHIANTI - Atomic Database 
Description CHIANTI is an atomic database developed by the Atomic Astrophysics research group at DAMTP, funded by STFC. It is now universally used by the solar physics community for the analysis of solar spectra, and is also widely used in the astrophysical community. Giulio Del Zanna is a key member of the CHIANTI team, and has led several CHIANTI papers and releases. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CHIANTI has facilitated the analysis of solar spectra leading to over 3350 citations. 
URL http://www.chiantidatabase.org/
 
Description Associated scientist with CfA on various missions/proposals 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribute to various proposals for space missions (COSIE, MAGIXS), to the analysis of current missions (IRIS). Also contributed to AIRSPEC, an new infrared spectrometer, and DKIST, a ground-based solar telescope.
Collaborator Contribution Provide access to data and resources.
Impact Various research papers.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Co-I of Hinode EIS team 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Over the years we have contributed to the Hinode EIS team in proposing observations, providing atomic data, instrument calibration, and helping young researchers into the use of the instrument.
Collaborator Contribution This is a large international collaboration. MSSL is the leading institute that has provided most of the hardware.
Impact A large number of papers and conferences.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Collaboration with Dr. Dudik on Non-Maxwellians 
Organisation Astronomical Institute Czech Republic
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have an ongoing collaboration with Dr J. Dudik (Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences), a former RS Newton International Fellow at DAMTP (2013--2015), on developing modelling to search for spectroscopic signatures of non-Maxwellian electrons in the solar corona. We have provided the atomic data, mostly from the results of the APAP grants, and knowledge of spectral observations.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Dudik has contributed in coordinating new observations and writing scientific papers.
Impact Several scientific papers have been published, and others are forthcoming.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with IUCAA, Pune 
Organisation Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
Country India 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Prof Durgesh Tripathi, IUCAA, Pune has resulted in several joint publications on active regions and solar jets. Helen Mason visited IUCAA in November 2014 and November 2015, 2016, 2017. Prof Tripathi visited Cambridge in July 2015. Helen Mason is working on a major outreach project with IUCAA SciPop called 'Surya: Here Comes the Sun'. Project resources for schools, teachers and students have been developed and delivered. She visited India in November 2015, 2016, 2017 and worked with school and university students.
Collaborator Contribution Join research papers. Collaborative educational projects and resources.
Impact Workshops have been delivered to teachers and students in India, in November 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Ely Cathedral - SunSpaceArt workshops 
Organisation Diocese of Ely
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Have run SunSpaceArt 'family drop-in' sessions annually at the Ely Cathedral Science Festivals
Collaborator Contribution Providing the venue and facilities.
Impact Reaching approximately 200 family members.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Get Space 
Organisation Spacelink Learning Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation in the annual Get Space workshops for school children organised by SpaceLink. Giving talks and running SunSpaceArt workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Facilitating the Get Space Workshops.
Impact Worked with over 200 children and 20 teachers. The feedback has been superb. 'I found the day amazing. I love science even more now', 'I enjoyed it very much and it was inspiring'. We distributed around 50 STFC leaflets. Continued participation.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Great Science Share 
Organisation Manchester University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Great Science Share is an annual event involving hundreds of school children. We have participated in this event for several years in collaboration with Lynne Bianchi, Fascinate Science, University of Manchester. We have participated in the event in Manchester several times, and in 2018, joined schools and teachers in London. 2019, in collaboration with the National Botanical Gardens, Wales. In 2020 we joined the on-line sessions.
Collaborator Contribution The Great Science Share is organised by Lynne Bianchi and colleagues, and has grown each year, until it is now a national event. They provide facilities. Talks and SunSpaceArt workshops in Wales.
Impact We have reached hundreds of primary school students and teachers.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Royal Observatory Greenwich 
Organisation Royal Observatory Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in a number of activities aimed at the public and school children, talks about the Sun and STFC funded solar research.
Collaborator Contribution Facilitating these activities, making a video for social media.
Impact Reaching around 300 members of the public and students.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Science Museum - the Sun 
Organisation Science Museum Group
Department The Science Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The SunSpaceArt team have been running many activities associated with 'The Sun - Living with a Star' exhibition at the Science Museum London.
Collaborator Contribution The Science Museum have been very keen on our participation and facilitated this, also provided art resources.
Impact We have participated in: Panel discussion associated with the '8 Mins' performance on the opening evening (200 members of the public), running SunSpaceArt activities at the 'Family Sun Festivals' held in Nov 2018 (300 family members) and March 2019 (500 family members), the Lates in November 2018 (300 adults) and the 'Night Owls' (50 families with autistic youths). We have enriched the exhibition with STFC funded solar science information (eg about solar space projects, including Solar Orbiter) and the distribution of 500 STFC leaflets. In total, we have worked with over 1300 children, families and young adults, informing them about the Sun and solar research, making creative art. We have distributed over 500 STFC leaflets on the Sun and Moon. The feedback has been exceptional for all these events. 'Fantastic workshop, very informative' (parent). We have been contacted by people who attended for more information about the STFC funded SunSpaceArt project.
Start Year 2018
 
Description SolarSphere Festival 
Organisation SolarSphere Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The SolarSphere Festival is an annual Science/Music/Crafts festival held in Builth Wells, Wales. HEM has participated on several occasions, giving talks and running SunSpaceArt workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Providing the venue and facilities.
Impact Reaching about 200 family members.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Association of Science Educators Conference - Reading, 9-11 Jan, 2020 
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 SunSpaceArt workshop for teachers, and participation in the Pop-Up Primary event. Outcome - to inform primary school teachers about our SunSpaceart project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://aseannualconference2020.sched.com
 
Description Association of Science Educators, ASE, SunSpaceArt Workshops for teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SunSpaceArt workshops for teachers have been run at several national (ASE conferences, 2019, Birmingham, 2020, Reading) and international (PSEC - Primary Science Educators Conference, 2019) events, reaching many hundreds of teachers. Dedicated SunSpaceArt CPD sessions have also been run at other teachers' events in Manchester and East Anglia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://aseannualconference2020.sched.com/dr_helen_e_mason.1x3s33fx
 
Description Astronomy and Geophysics - We Love STEAM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SunSpaceArt team have written an article about their activities which has been published in Asronomy and Geophysics, February 2021. This is the magazine of the Royal Astronomical Society which has a very large circulation, both in peint and online. The article called 'We Love STEAM' celebrates the achievement of the SunSpaceArt team, and in particular how they have adapted their activities during the COVID19 pandemic over the past year. It contains some beautiful exaples of artwork by children. We are grateful for all the support which STFC has given us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ras.ac.uk/journals/astronomy-and-geophysics
 
Description Astronomy talks and participation in Astronomy Festivals 
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 Members of the SunSpaceArt team (in particular Emma Wride, AstroCymru, and Helen Mason) have participated in several on-line Astronmy Festivals (Elan Dark Valley, SolarSphere, Cardiff Science Festival, ASE StarGazing) and also given talks to astronomy clubs (both in the UK and India). These events have involved workshops about the SunSpaceArt project, and also talks about the Sun and Solar Orbiter. These have have been very well received and have resulted in requests for more talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.elanvalley.org.uk
 
Description BBC - Radio 4 - In Our Time - Solar Wind, 23 January 2020 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time - Solar Wind, discussion of ESA's Solar Orbiter Mission. Excellent feedback sparking a lot of questions and discussions. Feedback from BBC - R4 ' Thanks so much for all you did to make such a great success of last'weeks programme. Melvyn Bragg was thrilled, and we had lost of enthusiastic messages from listeners who really warmed to the topic, what you said and how you said it. Wonderful.' The reach on the day was 2.5 million, with seveal more million online afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dg9n
 
Description BBC-R4-In Our Time - Solar Wind 
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 Helen Mason participated in 'In Our Time' about 'Solar Wind - Radio4 and on-line. The discussion included recent solar space missions, NASA's Parker Solar Probe and ESA's Solar Orbiter. The morning broadcast had around 2 million listeners and in the evening 450k. The podcast would have been downloaded (and heard) by around 800k people in the
first week,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Blackpool - the Sun - SunSpaceArt workshops in collaboration with Prof Robert Walsh, UCLAN 
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 Prof Robert Walsh organised a week long activitiy about 'The Sun' with a stunning artwork (which included real data from SDO), in Blackpool in October 2010 (funded by STFC). The SunSpaceArt team participated, running workshops for over 200 school children. Helen Mason also gave a public lecture. The children and general public were very enthusiastic and asked lots of questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/blackpool-light-festival.php
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 
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 Members of the Atomic Astrophysics Group, in particular Helen Mason and Giulio Del Zanna, with post-docs and graduate students, regularly participate in the Biennial Open Day at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge. They showcase their STFC funded solar research activities and handed out information about STFC science, including around 100 STFC leaflets. This event is always very popular and the number of people reached is thousands. The team engage individuals, both adults and children, with posters, discussions, videos and interactive activities. The people expressed their thanks and appreciation of this outreach activity. The public report an interest in the topic and an increase in their knowledge about solar space research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017,2019
 
Description Continued Professional Development, CPD, for teachers - SunSpaceArt workshops 
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 Several Continued Professional Development SunSpaceArt workshops have been run remotely in different regions (STEM NE, Bolton, Techniquest, Wales) for teachers and trainee teachers. The feedback has been excellent. the workshops involve scientific talks (the Sun, Mars, Moon) and some craft activities which the teacers can then use in the classroom. These have been led by Helen Mason, Helen Schell and Emma Wride (AstroCymru) SunSpaceArt team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://stemfest.org.uk/helen-schell-dr-helen-mason/
 
Description Great Science Share _ Botanical Gardens of Wales 
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 In June 2019, the Great Science Share, GSS, was held at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. Over 200 children nd their teachers participated. There was an exhibition of art work produced as a result of SunSpaceArt workshops run by the SunSpaceArt team (Emma Wride and Sarah Bridgland) at around ten different primary schools in Wales. The children responded extremely well to these Scince + Art activities. Helen Mason participated in the GSS, giving a talk to the children and in the evening giving a public lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ase.org.uk/events/great-science-share
 
Description HEM promoting solar science on social media - twitter and facebook 
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 HEM has very active Twitter and Facebook sites reaching thousands. Posts about space science, astronomy, NASA, ESA, STFC, school activities, Women in STEM, science and art etc. People oftne share or retweet posts about solar science or SunSpaceArt workshops. They express interest and share with others. STFC often shares HEM's posts. Connections are made with teachers, who request more information or school workshops. People often express an increase in their knowledge about the Sun and space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://twitter.com/helen_hm11
 
Description Keynote lecture on the SunSpaceArt project at the 5th Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, Pune 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Helen Mason was invited to give a keynote address on the SunSpace Art project at the 5th Asia Pacific Conference, held at IUCAA, Pune in February 2020. This was very well received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iucaa.in/~apspm/
 
Description Public lectures and talks at schools by Helen Mason 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Mason has given many talks to schools and public lectures. These have been to students of all ages, primary, secondary, sixth formers, undergraduates and post-graduates. In addition there have been talks to Astronomy Clubs, branches of the IoP, Women in Science Events, Science Festivals, Solar Sphere Festival, at the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Observatory Greenwich. She has reached thousands of people. The feedback has been very good, leading to further requests for talks. She has distributed information about STFC science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
 
Description RAL - 14th Appleton Space Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk about the STFC funded SunSpaceArt project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ralspace.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/14th-Appleton-Space-Conference.aspx
 
Description Science Museum - The Sun Exhibition 
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 SunSpaceArt team have engaged with several events and activities related to 'the Sun - Living with our Star' exhibition at the Science Museum, London (a Panel discission for 8Mins dance, 5 Oct. 2018, Family Sun Festivals, 3 & 4 Nov., 2018, 2 & 3 March 2019, the Lates, 28 Nov. 2018, the 'Night Owls', 8 Dec. 2018, March 2020. The team engaged with over 1300 people, adults and children, the participants stayed on average 30mins doing SunSpaceArt activities. The team answered many questions about solar research, and gave out over 500 STFC leaflets. The feedback from individuals and the Science museum has been exceptional. The team have been invited back to the Science Museum for other events. They have also subsequently been contacted by school teachers and other individuals seeking further information. The SunSpaceArt team also invited two younger researchers to join them, as a training exercise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/the-sun-living-with-our-star
 
Description Sun, Space and Art workshops in primary schools 
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 Sun, Space and Art workshops bring together scientists and artists to work in primary schools. The results have been impressive, beautiful art work and an enrichment of science in the schools, with lots of questions from the children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
 
Description SunSpaceArt STEAM (Arts+STEM) online festival, 15 February 2020 
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 The SunSpaceArt STEAM (Arts + STEM) festival was held on 15 February 2020. All members of the SunSpaceArt team participated, hosted by Helen Mason and Emma Wride. The STEAM festival (11am-11pm) was facilitated by Pete Williamson (https://www.peterwilliamson.co.uk/), presenters were hosted on Zoom, fed through to YouTube and AstroRadio. The reach on YouTube on the day (was several hundred, and on AstroRadio was thousands. The programme was diverse, targetted at children during the daytime, and adults in the evening. It comprised of science talks, poets, music, crafts and dance. Other prestigious people from the Arts and space science communities participated. It was a very successful event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://sunspaceart.org
 
Description SunSpaceArt Workshops 
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 SunSpaceArt workshops have been run in over 80 schools across the UK. Artists and scientists have been working together with the children and teachers to enhance scientific knowledge and creativity. The workshops have been very successful, with a high demand for more from many teachers and schools across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
 
Description SunSpaceArt workshops in schools (in person and remote) 
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 SunSpaceArt workshops have been run in over 10 primary schools, 'in person' and 'on-line' (details given on STFC PE spreadsheet). The feedback has been exceptional. 'For the students, it was inspiring to speak with two female scientists (Geraldine Cox and Steph Yardley, SSA team) as role models for working in the scientific field. A wide range of knowledge was provided, but well balanced with questioning and interaction with the class.' the teachers reported an increased interest in science and the creative arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL http://sunspaceart.org
 
Description SunSpaceArt.org and associated resources (worksheets and videos) 
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 The SunSpaceArt.org website was released in spring 2020 to assist schools and home learning. In addition, extra resources were provided on the website, including 'Make it..' worksheets and videos, led by Helen Schell in collaboration with Art Matters Now. These have been very successful, with the hit rate for the website averaging 50 hits per day, but sometimes exceeding 100 per day. The videos are held on the SunSpaceArt YouTube site and are also a getting significant number of views. The feedback from teachers has been very good.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL http://sunspaceart.org
 
Description Talks relating to Women in Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Mason has given many talks about her own career, relating to careers for Women in Science (some are on-line). She gave a talk at the RAS for International Women's Day, a keynote address for Cambridge AWISE and talks to STEM undergraduates in Bath (Feb. 2019) and UCL (Jan 2019) about her career in solar space science. The young students and postgraduates asked many questions about the science and about careers. She has had several blogs written about her, for example by the European Geophysical Union.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/st/2017/12/15/dr-helen-mason-solar-space-missions-a-life-with-the-sun...
 
Description Talks to Sixth Form students about Solar Space Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Helen Mason has given talks to many sixth form students at their schools and at school conferences. the students are always eager to learn about solar space science, what we have learnt and future projects, such as ESA's solar Orbiter. They ask some very interesting questions. They are keen to learn more about career opportunities in STEM subjects. As a consequence, HEM has been invited to visit other schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
 
Description The Sun, our star, lecture to school children, IUCAA SciPop, Pune, India, February 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Helen Mason gave a lecture to several hundred school students about the Sun, our star, in Pune, India in February 2020. There were lots of questions from the students, and very good feedback. The talk was also repeated for another group of students by a colleague at IUCAA SciPop in the local dialect. Helen Mason was available to answer questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://scipop.iucaa.in/
 
Description Work with schools and teachers in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Helen Mason has worked with many teachers and school children in India, during her visits in November 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. This work has been carried out mainly at IUCAA, Pune, India, but also at the Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi and in Tamil Nadu. She has given several public lectures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2020
URL http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/cover-story//articleshow/31241616.cms
 
Description Workshops, training events for teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SunSpaceArt team led by Helen Mason have run many training events for primary school teachers, with ESERO, at the ASE, with SEERIH (University of Manchester), RAL, Space Camps UK, East Anglia and locally. The teachers have expressed a great interest in the SunSpaceArt project, requesting further information and visits to schools. The team have distributed hundreds of STFC leaflets (Sun and Moon) and informed individuals about how to order them online..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020