Chair: Sara Fletcher (STFC)
Ms Karlijn Spoor (Delft University of technology), Ms Pieke Hoekstra (Delft University of Technology)
**That would have made a really nice story (if we’d known)…** (Storytelling at TU Delft) We had been making news items about awards and new positions and sending out press releases communicating results of certain research for years. But the true wonder and amazement we felt ourselves when hearing about the research and walking through the lab was missing. Also, the scientists were not...
Mr João Retrê (Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences)
There is a need for a growing number of motivated people who are able to create a bridge between scientific research and the public, with a strong scientific component and communication skills. Investing and developing these characteristics in science students and future researchers is essential. This contribution addresses a successful, low budget, informal education programme in astronomy...
Ms Tania Johnston (ESO)
The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre presents a new challenge for the outreach programme of ESO. The facility presents the exciting opportunity for ESO to deliver more “face-to-face” outreach activities, reaching new audiences, in a variety of ways. Establishing an essentially new outreach programme requires buy-in from the staff on-site, at every level. In this talk I will outline...
Dr Karin Griewatsch (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
Research at large-scale facilities offers fascinating possibilities in all kinds of scientific areas. This becomes visible both in the public and in the scientific community by research results or applications that are being reported in journals, in the web and in other media. - Does this visibility attract new users who have not worked at large-scale facilities before? - Do new users...
Mr Phill Day (STFC Daresbury Laboratory)
Opening up the world of science, its facilities, and its people to the general public and schools on the largest scale has the potential to be a truly inspiring experience that lives long in the memory and promotes a really positive perspective of the science and technological world. In the last two years, in addition to our regular programmes of public engagement, STFC has run four large...