Friday, 11 September 2009, at 3.00pm at the JAC
University of Sussex/Royal Observatory, Greenwich
"Outreach activities at the University of Sussex"
ABSTRACT: Outreach is an essential part of any publicly funded
research organisation, and it is key to increasing the number of
students moving into science. While the UK still has a long way to go
to catch up with the US, many university physics departments do now
employ dedicated outreach officers.
Today's speaker, Darren Baskill, got his PhD in X-ray
astronomy, and then spent four years calibrating XMM-Newton (Europe's
X-ray space telescope), before moving to full time outreach - first at the
planetarium at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and then at the
University of Sussex.
Darren will share his current plans and activities, and encourages
the audience to contribute any ideas and thoughts.