Outreach

Scientists across the different research themes of the Centre for Planetary Sciences work on a wide variety of public engagement activities across the UK. We give talks to astronomical societies, schools, science festivals, science centres, music festivals, and other venues. Some members of the Centre are STEM Ambassadors, helping teachers to inspire and educate young people directly in schools and at other events. A number of our scientists are available to speak to the media on topics across planetary science and space exploration. We host one of NASA's Regional Planetary Imaging Facilities (one of only seven outside of the USA) which is open for public tours and events. Our members also organise and take part in larger public engagement events, such as Your Universe, Bright Club, the British Science Festival, the Big Bang, and The Mind of the Universe. There are also opportunities for young people to gain work experience in the Centre for Planetary Sciences, either as part of school work experience week, or longer placements during the summer, which can be funded by applying for a Nuffield bursary and gain accreditation through the CREST scheme.

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