Oxford Astrophysics' Outreach Activities

Started from Pat Roche's slides from the March 2011 outreach discussion forum
See also the March 2011 Outreach Status Report

Programme Name
Open Evenings:
Telescope Evenings Talk, observing, games, coffee General Public, Families, Local Community
AmyMcQuillan, PhilMarshall, StephenWilkins, SianOwen
School Evenings Talk, observing, games Schoolchildren 8-18, Teachers AmyMcQuillan, SianOwen
Philip Wetton Telescope In-house optical observatory General Public, Families, Local Community, Schoolchildren 8-18, Undergraduates
Astronomy Games Top Trumps, Height Chart etc Schoolchildren 8-18, Families, General Public StephenWilkins, PhilMarshall
Talks in Schools
Schoolchildren 8-18, Teachers
Halley, Sciama
Lecture series
General Public, Local Community PatRoche
Museum of the History of Science Talk series General Public, Local Community
Astronomy for All Talk series General Public, Local Community CharlieBarclay
Green Templeton College Talk series General Public, Local Community, Undergraduates EstelleBayet
Zooniverse Citizen Science General Public ChrisLintott
Global Jet Watch KatherineBlundell
Goonhilly SKA Visitor Centre Radio Telescope General Public, Local Community MikeJones,SteveRawlings
TV, Radio Occasional, by invitation General Public SaschaSchediwy, PedroFerreira
Facebook Social media web presence General Public, Social Network TBA
Web apps Astronomy internet toys General Public ChrisWolf
Royal Society Summer Exhibitions Annual outreach fair Schoolchildren 8-18, Teachers, Outreach workers
Oxfordshire Science Festival Annual science fair (talks, drop-in events) General Public, Local Community, Schoolchildren 8-18 SianOwen
AstroFest ? ? ?
Education Support:
IoP Teachers' Conferences Lectures, workshops with visiting teachers Teachers PatRoche
Cosmology Teacher Training Week-long course Teachers JoDunkley

Future Plans:
  • Links with Science Oxford – expansion plans
  • Feedback on events – forms, web entry
  • Training & grad student seminars
  • Media traning, Press releases
  • Linkage to classroom activities
  • Facebook pages
  • Undergraduate contributions?
  • Speaker’s Corner, CafĂ© Scientifique, Radio Oxide
  • Use of remote automated telescopes
  • GalaxyZoo – Impact on careers, work experience, analyses, Zoo Teach

-- PhilMarshall - 24 Mar 2011
Topic revision: r2 - 12 Apr 2011, PhilMarshall
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