Science Under the Stars 2017

The Primary Area was delighted to host Science Under the Stars for the second year running.  This free festival of science, jointly funded by ESERO and Edge Hill University, brought campus alive with a range of activities, workshops and lectures about our planet.  Hundreds of visitors (trainees, teachers, staff, children and the local community) came together to celebrate and learn about planet Earth and its place in our Solar System.  Our younger visitors enjoyed making planets from play-doh and meeting a range of animals.  Other favourite activities were astronaut fitness training, the EHU planetarium, solar telescope gazing and meeting Sir Isaac Newton!

As the sun set, the crowds gathered for our finale: a Codex film created by children from St Philips C of E Primary School, Litherland and St. Peter’s C of E Primary School, Mawdesley (together with the expertise of Impossible Arts).  This magical book lit up the night sky and, as each page turned, told the story of Our Fragile Earth and how we can all help to take care of it.  Click here to experience this beautiful collaboration of science, art, photography, song and narration:

Please note that films for Codex use a non standard resolution 1800×900 the code below keeps that aspect ratio. If the size needs to be changed, please consult

Thank you to all of these organisations for their contribution to making Science Under the Stars such a success:

  • Children’s University
  • Curious Critters
  • Digital Explorer
  • Edge Hill University Y2 Primary Trainees
  • Edge Hill University Primary English
  • Edge Hill University Primary Music
  • Edge Hill University Primary History
  • Edge Hill University Primary PE
  • Edge Hill Primary Art
  • Edge Hill University Dr Matt Cochrane & Physics Students
  • Farming and Countryside Education
  • Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre
  • Impossible Arts
  • Liverpool Astronomical Society
  • Mad Science Northwest
  • National Schools’ Observatory
  • Practical Action
  • Primary science teaching trust
  • RSPB
  • St Philips C of E Primary School, Litherland (and Mrs Hartley-Clegg)
  • St. Peter’s C of E Primary School, Mawdesley (and Mrs Jackson)
  • Stardome
  • Techniquest
  • Tim Peake Primary Project
  • Toilet Twinning
  • West Lancashire Rangers
  • Wild Workshops (including Eco-Explorer Project)
  • WWT Martin Mere