Citizen science theme for free public lecture series

A picture of the STEVE phenomenon © NASA
The STEVE phenomenon will be the subject of the first talk

Leading academics from Lancaster University are to deliver a stimulating series of free public lectures themed around ‘citizen science’.

From sky at night phenomenon and black holes in space, through to how we can save bees and reduce our carbon footprints, as well as how hydrogen could be an important clean fuel in the region, professors and lecturers from Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology will deliver six fascinating talks as part of the faculty’s annual lecture series.

Held between 7pm and 8pm at The Storey in Lancaster City Centre, the 2019 lecture series kicks off on Tuesday, November 5 and runs every Tuesday evening until December 10.

Professor Peter Atkinson, Dean of Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology said: “This is the 7th year that our Faculty has organised our annual public lecture series and as ever we have fantastic speakers who will be talking about a wide range of fascinating subjects. This year the theme is Citizen Science so our researchers will be focusing on how you can get involved with projects at the University or how our research can be used in daily life.

“From black holes in space, to what we can do to help minimise our impact back here on planet Earth, through to the effects our food choices have on our brains as well as our bodies and how hydrogen could become an important clean fuel right here in North Lancashire, these lectures are a great opportunity for people to find out more about some of the intriguing subject areas Lancaster scientists are researching.”

People can find out more about the public lectures and register their places by visiting

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