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ISSUE 22 - September 2017

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Astronomy at the Airport: Supernova Science in the Southampton Airport Departure Lounge (page 21)
Sadie Jone

Airport, communication, hands-on engagement, public engagement, research-link


Over four consecutive days in February 2016 a group of astronomy researchers from the University of Southampton, UK, engaged a total of 1500 passengers waiting in the departure lounge at Southampton Airport with their astronomy research. This article reflects on the challenges and successes of the project which aimed to reach out to young families who would not normally attend science events, and show astronomers as positive role models.