February 2, 1996

PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AWARDS The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council has awarded sums to the following:

John Baruch, department of industrial technology, University of Bradford (pilot project for astronomical research for young people and the general public in connection with the Bradford Robotic Telescope); John Brown, department of physics and astronomy, University of Glasgow (audio visual aids for sessions on astronomy and particle physics for schools and the general public); Robin Catchpole, Royal Greenwich Observatory (production of astronomical wallcharts for schools);

Elizabeth Conlon, Armagh Planetarium (to set up a schools research station); B. Delf, Techniquest Cardiff (two solar observing systems - to build on a planetarium experience); Sandy Donnachie, University of Manchester (exhibition on particle physics at Manchester Museum); Sarah Dunkin, University College London (science lectures to school children in the Coventry area); Monica Grady, Natural History Museum London (to extend the free loan programme of teaching materials); Michael Green, Royal Holloway University (particle physics summary sheets); Trevor Hill, Taunton School (professional-standard radio telescope); Dean Johnson, University of Leeds (Astronomy on the World Wide Web for schools); Christopher Kitchin, University of Hertfordshire (telescope detector package for schools loan programme); Malcolm Longair, Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge (multimedia interactive system for public education in astronomy); Robin Marshall, University of Manchester (science event: particle physics through music and short cameos); two awards to John Mason, Olympus Mons (viewlex planetarium projector for the South Downs Planetarium Trust and administration costs for National Astronomy Week);

Barry Moorshead, Exploratory Bristol (Earth in Space Pathway exhibition); Alan Morton, Science Museum London (working demonstrations for nuclear physics); National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (CRV laser disks for schools programmes); Glenn Patrick, (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) residential course for school teachers in particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics); Susan Pringle, University of Bristol (Scientific Power to the People project); David Saxon, University of Glasgow (schools' physics centre); Terence Sloan, University of Lancaster (computer based particle physics demonstrations); Elizabeth Swinbank, University of York (learning resource package following astronomy, astrophysics or cosmology module for post-16); Susan Tritton, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (cosmology teaching package); Susan Winfrey, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery (display "Journey through Space and Time").

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