Public outreach

Furthering the public understanding of science.

We believe that public understanding and appreciation of science is very important for the overall health of our society and scientific research.

Many of us are engaged in public educational outreach programme and if you would like us to get involved in your school or group's educational needs, contact Dr Rekha Jain: r.jain@sheffield.ac.uk.

"Education is not rocket science... IT IS HARDER!"

By George (Pinky) Nelson, Scientist, Astronaut, Educator

Talks for schools and/or the general public

The Sun: The star on our doorstep
B
y Rekha Jain

This talk is about many fascinating features of the Sun. I will cover its birth, life and death mentioning some of the details of its interior, surface and outer atmosphere as well as its impact on our lives.

I will then demonstrate how to make a simple sundial customised for the exact location of the school (or premises). The talk will make use of the latest high-resolution images from various space missions.

An amateur exploration to the concept

Simply sunny! - UK Solar Physics

Suntrek

Past events

Festival of the Mind (2014)

Royal Society summer exhibition (2010)