Explore Your Universe: Atoms to Astrophysics
About the project
The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is delighted to launch 'Explore your Universe' an exciting new national project celebrating the physical sciences.
The project aims to provide high-end equipment, national staff training academies, flexible workshop resources, scientist training and other support to enable 10 UK science and discovery centres and museums to involve their visitors in cutting-edge programmes around the physical sciences. We hope that centres will then use their expertise to evolve these programmes as they choose in the future to suit the needs of their audiences. ASDC will also give each of the ten partners a ú5000 grant to contribute to staff time, marketing, scientist involvement or other costs as in a manner of their choosing.
The vision of the project is to inspire a new sense of excitement amongst young people around the physical sciences by sharing the amazing stories and technologies of STFC. The target audience for the project is families with children aged 8-13 and school students aged 10-16, audiences we know that UK science and discovery centres and museums have in abundance.
The project is being delivered in partnership with the National Space Centre and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, assisted by a panel of science and engagement experts.
Through an open selection process, 10 science and discovery centres were selected to become partners in this project. The 10 selected organisations are:
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- Catalyst in Cheshire
- Dundee Science Centre
- Glasgow Science Centre
- INTECH in Winchester
- Observatory Science Centre in East Sussex
- Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh
- Royal Museums Greenwich in South London
- Satrosphere in Aberdeen
- Science Oxford
All of the information on what is on offer and your commitments for the project is in the project invitation and information document. Some of this information has also been reproduced on these web pages. Please note that the deadline for applications has passed.