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Galaxy Makers Exhibition: Re-engagement, Evaluation and Content Legacy through an Online Component (page 09)
Josh Borrow, Chris Harrison

Key Words
Cosmology, website, app, metrics, analytics, re-engagement, online engagement


For the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016, Durham University’s Institute of Computational Cosmology created the Galaxy Makers exhibit to communicate our computational cosmology and astronomy research. In addition to the physical exhibit we created an online component to foster re-engagement, create a permanent home for our content and allow us to collect important information about participation and impact. Here we summarise the details of the exhibit and the degree of success attached to the online component. We also share suggestions for further uses and improvements that could be implemented for the online components of other science exhibitions.