If you have been to a past ICG outreach event, you can find further information about, and resources relating to, some of our outreach activities below. You can also check upcoming outreach events here.
Here is a custom version of Galaxy Zoo for Year 5 designed specifically for outreach sessions as part of our “A Visit from Space” offering to Primary Schools. Please note that clicks collected on that site are not used for research.
To contribute to research you need to visit the real version of Galaxy Zoo.
Build your own Universe
The ‘Build your own Universe’ kit was provided by SEPnet and developed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Click here to find out more on the QMUL website. Alternatively you can download the instruction booklet from the link below.
You may have looked through a CD spectroscope at one of our public events and seen how sources of light split up into different colours. It is easy to make your own spectroscope at home using a CD and a cardboard container, the ones that we have on our stands tend to be made using cereal boxes or kitchen roll tubes.
There are lots of websites with instructions for making a CD spectroscope. This video from Dr Andrew Steele shows you how to make a CD spectroscope that is similar to the ones that we have on display and this website shows lots of examples of the different types of spectra that you can see by looking at different types of light.
See here for Materials in support of talk by Dr. Karen Masters at the Winchester Science Festival, 22nd July 2016.