This moon Landing portal, www.moon50.uk, has been created by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) in partnership with the UK Space Agency.
Across 2019, Science Centres, Discovery Centres, museums, arts organisations, schools, brownies, astronomy groups, cities, universities, festivals and a host of other organisations across the UK and the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon.
As the major UK network for out of school science learning, we have created this web portal to bring together the huge range of events and festivals, so everyone can share resources and knowledge.
We hope this will make it easier and more cost effective for everyone to plan and run Moon events, to promote what they are doing and make it easy for people wanting to find Moon event and activities. It is free to use, and free to upload your events.
As this is a website created for the community, we would be delighted if you would share your event posting across your social media after publishing it here. This will raise the profile of the site nationally and locally and ensure that Moon events reach an even wider audience.
About The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres
The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) is a national charity that brings together the UK’s major science engagement organisations to play a strategic role in the nation’s engagement with science. Within our membership are over 60 of the nation’s largest publicly accessible Science Centres, Discovery Centres, Science Museums and Scientific Bodies.
Every year in the UK, 20 million people of all ages and backgrounds choose to get involved with science at one of the UK’s Science and Discovery Centres or Science Museums. This equates to 385,000 people every week who come to our member centres to explore and discuss science in an involving and personal way. Over ten million are girls and women. Over half those who participate are school-age children.
To find out more about us, and our range of national STEM programmes covering environmental science, biology, physics, equity in science and much more, please visit our website: www.sciencecentres.org.uk
To see a Map of all the UK Science and Discovery Centres, visit www.sciencecentres.org.uk/centres
ASDC is a National Charity funded through individual project grants that we bid for along with membership fees from centres.
About ASDC’s National STEM Programme ‘Destination Space’
The Moon Landing activities are part of Destination Space, our UK-wide STEM programme, created and led by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), funded by the UK Space Agency, and with expertise from a host of partners.
In Phase 1 of Destination Space, ASDC selected, trained and equipped staff in 20 UK science centres and museums to deliver the Tim Peake-focussed programmes, and together they reached over 914,646 children and adults with space workshops, family shows and meet the expert events across the UK. This included 80,201 people who met and spoke with a space scientist or engineer and 152,348 school students brought by teachers for curriculum-linked space workshops. The numbers rise to 2,050,432 when we include all those who visited your new exhibits created through the programme.
ASDC is delighted to be extending and developing this national programme in Phase 2, to engage, inspire and involve families, school groups and communities across the UK with the stories and science of future space missions, and the latest achievements of the UK’s world-leading space sector. In partnership with 13 science centres and museums, this new phase focuses on the ground-breaking new UK Spaceports and UK space launch capacity, the ExoMars mission, Satellite Applications, and the James Webb Space Telescope. There is also a component relating to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. www.destinationspace.uk