The Explore Your Universe Project has been a collaborative effort between ASDC, STFC and the two project partners:
From the National Space Centre, Sophie Allan, Dr Sarah Hill, Dr Kierann Shah and Anu Ohja have been developing the school’s workshop. Dr Teresa Anderson and Naomi Wyles from Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre have been focusing on the public programme.
All have contributed to the overall direction of the project under the guidance of the Science and engagement advisory panel and have written the resources available on this website.
Dr Penny Fidler – CEO
Dr Michaela Livingstone – Special Projects Manager (2012-2015)
James Summers – Special Projects Manager (2015 – 2017)
Maddy Foard – Project Manager (2017)
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is keeping the UK at the forefront of international science and tackling some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security. The Council has a broad science portfolio and works with the academic and industrial communities to share its expertise in materials science, space and ground-based astronomy technologies, laser science, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.
STFC operates or hosts world class experimental facilities including:
STFC also enables UK researchers to access leading international science facilities by funding membership of international bodies including European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
It enables UK researchers to access leading international science facilities by funding membership of international bodies including European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
STFC also has an extensive public outreach and engagement programme. It is using its world leading research to inspire and enthuse schools and the general public about the impact and benefits that science can have on society.
STFC is one of seven publicly-funded research councils. It is an independent, non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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