Our award winning activities aim to stimulate interest in science and to encourage better understanding of the application of science to our everyday lives. Our activities build on our excellent scientific research and teaching, involving the local community in the excitement of science.
Science Outreach at Lumiere 2017
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. 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.
Using resources developed by the science outreach team fourteen primary schools are investigating these questions, producing artwork inspired by the themes of Cosmoscope that will be exhibited as part of Lumiere. The school workshops will be delivered in partnership with OASES.