The public and schools can get involved in our outreach and engagement activities based around our world-class science and research. Opportunities include attending events hosted in conjunction with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and participating in online activities.
Activities for the public
Click on the link above to view the full list and register to attend events such as:
- public open days,
- stargazing for families and the public,
- stargazing for Brownies and Cubs working towards astronomy/stargazing badges,
- the 'Talking Science' series of fascinating, free monthly lectures,
- and much more!
Anyone can take part in our online citizen science project being developed on Zooniverse. Contribute to real climate change research by looking at beautiful images of Eath and spotting the clouds! The project is open to the whole family; people of all ages and backgrounds can take part and learn about RAL Space's technology used to capture stunning images from satellites, as well as the importance of this research for monitoring our planet.
Girlguiding and Scout groups can get involved with a free challenge by completing a series of fun and engaging hands-on activities to introduce young people to the skills used in different science and engineering careers. The challenge is suitable for all age groups and was designed by a team of graduates, inspired by their own job roles at RAL Space and experience as Girlguiding or Scout leaders.
Activities for schools
Click on the link above to view the full list and register for your school to attend events such as:
- National Particle Physics Masterclass for sixth form students with talks by particle physicists from RAL and CERN,
- Education access days for Key Stages 2, 3 and 5 to meet scientists and engineers and take part in tailored workshops.
Many RAL Space staff, scientists and engineers participate in external outreach activities in schools through the STEM Ambassador programme, coordinated by STEM Learning Ltd. To connect with ambassadors or find ambassadors to lead or support your own school activity, visit the STEM Learning website.