Professor praised for her school space project

Tim Peake with the Soyuz spacecraft at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford

Students are ‘wildly excited’ as it’s revealed Tim Peake will visit Portsmouth school

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A PROFESSOR has been highly-commended at an awards ceremony.

Claudia Maraston, from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth was awarded in the Public engagement with research to enrich cultural life: Project awards category at the SEPnet Public Engagement Awards. She was nominated for her role in setting up and running the Visit from Space programme in collaboration with Dr Daniel Thomas and Dr Jen Gupta.

A Visit from Space takes a team of ICG staff and students into a primary school for a morning of space activities.