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    Astronomy Outreach

Welcome to AfRIS!

What is AfRIS ?

The Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools Project (AfRIS) is a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded public engagement project to create a mobile science-outreach team to deliver astronomy-related workshops and activities to schools located in some of the UK’s more remote and island communities.

Start Date: 1st September 2017         Duration: 30 months

During the project’s lifetime, the AfRIS team will undertake 40 trips to remote and island locations, and will aim to work with at least 80 schools – both primary and secondary. Through the National Schools’ Observatory (NSO), we’ll work to establish an active online community for students and teachers participating in the project, in order to support those interested is pursuing science through to University and/or as an exciting career,

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