Bookmark and Share
Home  |  Issues   |  Subscription   |  Submission Guidelines   |   Peer Review  |  About   FAQs  | Contact


ISSUE 22 - September 2017





Download this article
- PDF (402 KB)


Back to the Table of Contents


 

 

 

 


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

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

Summary

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.