Lightning Talk: Celebrating the contribution of science centres to public engagement with Webb in the UK
Destination Space, Universal Space and science centre hubs contributed hugely towards the impressive reach of the Webb public engagement programme. Long-term collaboration between experts in science communication, public engagement and Webb engineering and science experts brought this amazing mission home to hundreds of thousands of people across the UK. Now that Webb is launched and returning incredible images, this is a great moment to reflect and celebrate this collaborative effort. Olivia will be joined for this session by Abi Ashton, STFC.
Olivia is currently Public Engagement Projects Manager at STFC. With a background in astrophysics research and space telescope instrumentation, Olivia has been working in public engagement and education enrichment for over twelve years. She is especially passionate about getting young people inspired and involved with ongoing research and most recently led the UK’s national campaign for public engagement with the James Webb Space Telescope.