Category Archives: Touching Space – Accessible Astronomy

Early Career Physics Communicator Award for Jasmin Evans

Jasmin Evans, the project leader of ‘Touching space: accessible astronomy’ won the 2017 Early Career Physics Communicator Award from the IOP’s Physics Communicators Group. In her presentation, Jasmin talked about various outreach events she had been involved in, including her Touching Space project. Touching Space was set up to work with local charities to bring astronomy to […]

Final report

The Touching Space project was awarded funding by the OAD, with the aim of bringing astronomy to both children and adults with visual impairments and other forms of disability. Through the use of sensory activities designed to provide a different approach to learning that does not rely on the traditional visual side of astronomy, the […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Jasmin Evans, Project location: United Kingdom Project Description: This project aims to break down the barriers between science and disability, be that hearing, sight or physical impairment. Astronomy is perceived by many to be a purely visual medium, and this project aims to challenge that by utilizing materials aimed at all of […]