#RASreach2019

in Newcastle, UK


2019 is the year that RASreach goes on tour! #RASreach2019

The RAS will be holding an education and outreach training and networking day on the 5th December 2019 at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne. 

Anyone involved in astronomy or geophysics is welcome to attend, whether you're a Fellow, outreach professional, teacher, amateur astronomer, volunteer or student, you might be senior in your field or you might just be starting out, but either way #RASreach2019 is for you!

Fellows who are interested in doing more outreach, teachers who would like more space resources, industry experts looking to improve their demonstration skills, #RASreach2019 has something for everyone!

The programme is TBC, but sessions topics might include;

  • Presenting your research in schools
  • Diversity, inclusion and equality
  • Working with primary age children 
  • Innovative outreach ideas for unusual situations (e.g. sensory space shows with toddlers)
  • Showcasing education and outreach projects going on in the North of England
  • Networking with experts in the field, including our Patrick Moore and Annie Maunder medal winners
  • Working with under served audiences
  • GCSE Astronomy
  • STEM ambassador sign up
  • Presenter training
  • Tour of the new Space Galleries at the Life Science Centre
  • and many more.

GET INVOLVED:

If you would like to submit an abstract for a talk or demonstrate your outreach activities, or give suggestions as to what you might like to see on the day, please get in touch with Sheila Kanani at the RAS or send a query via EventBrite.

TICKETS:

Registration is likely to be between 9.30-10am and the event programme will probably run from 10am - 4.30pm.

This event is free of charge. Your ticket gives you access to the conference, a tour of the space gallery, tea, coffee and lunch. It does not include travel or accommodation.

Although the event is completely free of charge we please ask that you let us know if you can no longer attend, as we expect there to be a waiting list.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

The RAS are committed to diversity and equality. By registering for this event you agree to adhere to our Code of Conduct and our Diversity and Inclusion policy.

There will be various inclusion initiatives in place on the day to help you. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us. Equally, we’re always hoping to improve, so please get in touch if you’ve got any other ideas on how we can make #RASreach2019 as welcoming to everyone as possible! Please also get in touch if you have any accessibility requirements or need anything else specific for this event.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE:

This event is organised by the RAS Education and Outreach team and this year is hosted by the Life Science Centre in Newcastle. Getting here is easy as the Life Science Centre is situated in central Newcastle.

We will be tweeting on the day using #RASreach2019.

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates, and register for this event today!

If you have any questions about this event please email Sheila Kanani at the RAS, or send a query via EventBrite.