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ICG Public Engagement

Members of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation are involved in a wide range of outreach activities focused on engaging members of the public with science in general and our research specifically. These range from school visits, lectures to astronomical societies, and even expert TV appearances. You can find out more about our public events and activities by following the links or alternatively follow us on twitter (@ICGPortsmouth) and like us on facebook to be kept up to date.

If you are interested in contacting the ICG about an outreach event please email Dr. Jen Gupta, the ICG Outreach Officer (jennifer.gupta 'at' port.ac.uk), or the ICG Student Outreach Representative David Wilkinson (david.wilkinson 'at' icg.port.ac.uk).

If you are new to Cosmology you might like our list of resources to introduce you to the topics we research: New to Cosmology?

From the Earth to the Edge of the Universe

In collaboration with the Portsmouth Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries we have produced a series of short movies which can be seen on the Portsmouth BBC Big Screen, and are also available on the ICG Vimeo Channel.

Alejo - From Earth To The Edge Of The Universe from CCi Live on Vimeo.

Karen - From Earth To The Edge Of The Universe from CCi Live on Vimeo.

Rita - From Earth To The Edge Of The Universe from CCi Live on Vimeo.

David - From Earth To The Edge Of The Universe from CCi Live on Vimeo.

Gongbo - From Earth To The Edge Of The Universe from CCi Live on Vimeo.

List of ICG Public Talks and/or School Visits.

News about ICG Public Engagement

Stargazing LIVE in January 2014
A Visit from Space makes The News
ICG researcher at the Female Knowledge Festival
The ICG-PGS Christmas Lecture 2013
First outing for University of Portsmouth Astrodome
ICG at Bestival 2013
ICG members involved in the new Intech Space Lecture series
PGS student work experience at ICG
Secondary school pupils think bigger with the ICG
Pupils feedback to "A Visit from Space"
A visit from space: a new educational outreach activity from the ICG
ICG members inspire A-level students at the Cosmology Masterclass
Year 9 student spends half-term at the ICG as a learner scientist
ICG researcher talks at the British Astronomical Society
2013 ICG/SEPNet Student Outreach Award
Successful stargazing at Gunwharf Quays
Stargazing LIVE 2013 Event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard a big success
Professor John Ellis addressed an audience of 200 at a University of Portsmouth public lecture
World Renowned Particle Physicist to give Public Lecture in Portsmouth
Science Grrl Calendar Launch Involved ICG Outreach Officer
Meet a Cosmologist at Intech for World Space Week
ICG Hosts Two Local A-level Students on Nuffield Science Bursies
Galaxy Zoo interview on the Naked Astronomy podcast
ICG Members Inspire at Spinnaker Tower
2012 ICG/SEPnet Postgraduate Student Outreach Award 
ICG Scientists Encourage Children to "Aim Higher for the Summer" at Spinnaker Tower
ICG Runs Workshop to Get Kids into Space Research
Earth To The Edge Of The Universe 2012: Bob Nichol
ICG Members Run Workshop on Exoplanets (for UP For It club)
ICG Scientist Explains Higgs Boson Result on BBC Radio Solent
ICG Member images Whirlpool Galaxy from Portsmouth
Despite the rain, ICG ran a successful event on HMS Warrior for the Transit of Venus.
Calling all Science and Physics Teachers - Zooteach Workshop to be Hosted by ICG, July 19th 2012
Live Chat on Galaxy Zoo Science
Talk: The Transit of Venus and the Scale of the Universe
ICG Scientist Inspires Students at School Space Week
ICG science knowledge disseminated abroad. II. Engaging primary school pupils.
ICG science knowledge disseminated abroad
School visit to ICG for National Science and Engineering Week
ICG led "Cosmic Science Day" at Portsmouth Grammar School reaches over 300 people.
Astronomy in the City for National Science and Engineering Week
ICG Students Demonstrate Cosmology at Intech Adult Only Night
I'm an ICG Scientist, Get me out of here!
ICG Member Anna Kapinska Interviewed on the LOFAR Special Edition of the Jodcast
Reception pupils of Southsea are already engaged with space science.
Astronomy in the City for BBC Stargazing Live: cloudy skies forecast for Saturday
Astronomy in the City for BBC Stargazing LIVE: A success on Thursday, but too cloudy tonight (Friday)
Astronomy in the City for BBC Stargazing LIVE is go for Thursday night
ICG Scientists at BBC Stargazing Spinnaker Tower Event
Astronomy in the City for BBC Stargazing LIVE
ICG Members to be at BBC Stargazing LIVE at the Spinnaker Tower, Jan 17th 2012
Audience Feedback from Carlos Frenk's Public Lecture
Carlos Frenk Draws Big Crowd to Evening Public Lecture on Cosmology
Radio Solent interview with Bob Nichol
ICG Public Lecture advertised on BBC Things to Do
ICG student competes in FameLab
Half Term Work Experience at ICG
World Renowned Cosmologist to give Public Lecture in Portsmouth
ICG Members at INTECH World Space Week
ICG Members select their favourite images of space for local art exhibit
Local A-level Student Does Work Experience at ICG
ICG at Eastney Arts Cafe Family Space Day
ICG Stargazing featured on Express FM 93.7
Daniel Thomas gives public lecture at Cafe Scientifique in Winchester
Astronaut visits the ICG
Daniel Thomas gives public lecture at Intech Planetarium
Public Lecture: Mapping the Universe
ICG member on BBC Radio Solent
Nuffield Science Bursary Student at the ICG
Cosmological work experience week
Galaxy Zoo at the Brighton Peace Festival
ICG astronomer talks at Nightlife event
Galaxy Zoo 2 Goes Live
"Finding Spirals - How to Look at a Million Galaxies"
Portsmouth scientist becomes spokesperson for the leading astronomical survey in the world
Public talk - Galaxies and their formation and evolution
ICG professor on German public radio
The cosmic childhood
The ICG on Meridian TV
Galaxy Zoo featured in Physics World
'Sky At Night' Covers Galaxy Zoo
ICG Professor to talk at Merseyside Astronomy Day