Astrobiology Outreach

500 children!  30 CASE students!  19 days!                           

Lots of fun?  Lots of fun!

Throughout March students from the University’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE) have been educating the younger generation, one class at a time. The theme of this year’s event was astrobiology.  Primary school children from around the area converged on Pontypridd Museum, where a range of alien-based activities were organised and run by CASE students.

The children were each given a Log Book in which they designed their own strange planets, bizarre aliens and imaginative messages. The activities were a resounding success, with children and teachers alike brimming with enthusiasm and eager to learn more about astronomy and astrobiology.

CASE has a strong track record of communicating science to a wide range of audiences, and this latest project has proved how worthwhile such ventures are, to the participants and CASE students alike.

For photos of the event, click here.

CASE and Science Shops Wales are already planning the next event, a mini-science festival taking place in August, the first of its kind to be hosted in the Valleys.



3 comments


    prof

    March 30, 2007

    A great big thank you to all our students who took part, and a special thanks to Lee for heading up this outreach activity.

    We’ve been running science week related activities in Ponty Museum for a few years now. How well I recall Space Drama Discovery and Martin Griffiths as the evil Professor Galaxy.

    Rob

    March 30, 2007

    How well I recall Space Drama Discovery and Martin Griffiths as the evil Professor Galaxy.
    We want photos 😉

    Catherine

    March 30, 2007

    Well done Lee and co.!

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