The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres is partnering with the UK Space Agency to create and deliver a national science engagement programme which builds upon the success of Destination Space. Destination Space 2 will celebrate the science and engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the ExoMars mission, satellite applications, and the exciting new developments in the UK’s small satellite launch programme.
This programme will be directed and project managed by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres who have considerable experience managing national strategic multi-partner science engagement programmes. This programme is delivered through the generous financial support of the UK Space Agency.
We are now seeking five Science and Discovery Centres or Science Museums across the UK to partner with us for this exciting and unique national programme.
We are asking the five selected UK science centres to leverage their exceptional talents in engaging families with science in a fun and engaging ways, as well as their relationships with press, PR, universities and other partners to publically celebrate space science in a way that works for them and their family and school audiences.
Each centre will be given a host of resources, including a bespoke set of equipment, additions to the Destination Space family show, staff training at the residential training academy, training manual and support and a series of hands on activities for 'meet the expert' sessions. You will also be given a marketing pack with the branding and associated assets, and resources via the Destination Space website.
Overall the programme aims to reach 10,000 people, with each centre reaching at least 2,000 people. Delivery begins from 31st March 2018 and runs until 28th February 2019.
Applications are open to all 20 science centres and museums that participated in Destination Space Phase 1 who are also current ASDC members. The deadline for applications is 11pm on Friday 26th January 2018.