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Cosmoscope Outreach Project

What is our place in the Universe?

Cosmoscope is an interdisciplinary art and science project that will culminate in a monumental sound and light sculpture to be premiered at the Lumiere Festival in Durham in November this year.

Drawing inspiration from the study of the universe, blood flowing through the human heart and the order & disorder of atoms and molecules; this installation incorporates data from all these scientific areas, exploring the patterns, structures and similarities.

Cosmoscope asks audiences to consider the very, very small scale and imagine the very, very large scale, contemplating their own place in the universe and encouraging people to question how we perceive the world around us.

Fourteen primary schools are investigating these questions, producing artwork inspired by the themes of Cosmoscope that will be exhibited as part of Lumiere. These resources have been developed by Durham University Science Outreach and are delivered in partnership with OASES.

The project will be highlighted at Celebrate Science, Durham University’s free family science festival running during October half-term (Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th October, 10am-4pm, Palace Green, Durham) where the team will deliver hands-on activities.

The resulting pieces produced by the school pupils will then be displayed as part of Lumiere.




With thanks to the County Durham Schools involved in the Science Outreach Project:

St. Michael's C of E Primary School
Escomb Primary
Edmondsley Primary
Durham St Margaret's CofE Primary
Framwellgate Moor Primary School
Nevilles Cross Primary
St Godric's RC Primary School, Framwellgate Moor
St. Oswald's C of E Aided Primary and Nursery School

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, Shotton
Sedgefield Hardwick Primary
St Mary's RC Primary, Newton Aycliffe
Vane Road Primary, Newton Aycliffe
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School, Esh Winning
St Joseph's RC Primary School, Ushaw Moor

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