The ICG regularly run events and provide activities for schools, both on campus at the university and on site at schools. If you are a teacher who is interested in our outreach offerings then please contact the ICG Outreach Officer, Dr Jen Gupta (jennifer.gupta 'at' port.ac.uk). You can find out about some of our regular offerings below.
Target audience: Key Stage 5 (AS/A2 students)
The Cosmology Masterclass is a half-day of activities for A-level students designed to compliment the cosmology and astrophysics on the A-level syllabus. It is held yearly on campus but can also be brought to colleges in the local area (e.g. the Isle of Wight) if there is a large enough audience. The next Cosmology Masterclass at the university is expected to be held in the Spring term 2014.
Read about the 2013 Cosmology Masterclass.
Target audience: Key stage 2
A Visit from Space is a new outreach programme from the ICG aimed at primary school children. It consists of a morning of astronomy-related talks and activities and takes place at the school. Please contact Dr Jen Gupta (details above) if you are interested in A Visit from Space coming to your school (Portsmouth area only).
Read about the first Visit from Space.
Feedback from A Visit from Space at St Swithun's Catholic Primary School.