Our outreach programme successfully engages with individuals, groups and schools using the inspirational context of space to enthuse all ages, but particularly to fuel curiosity in children.

Hands-on science

We’ve taken part in outreach events such as Meet the Scientists at World Museum and the 2022 Bluedot Festival. We also worked with Liverpool charity KIND to run a space-themed summer programme for local children.

Mission badge competition

Our MicroAge ‘mission badge’ was designed as part of a competition for young people. 24 winning designs were sent up to space and the overall winning design, by Jessica Barry, was used as our official patch on clothing and documents for the mission.

Microage Mission Patch

In the news

MicroAge received positive and enthusiastic news coverage around the 2021 mission launch, including interviews with the team on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Sky News, CBBC Newsround, local media and the Scouse Science podcast. We’ve since also featured on CBBC’s Operation Ouch! and BBC Radio 4’s The Language Exchange.

MicroAge app

Our MicroAge app allowed people to keep up to date with the progress of the first MicroAge mission, and provided timely updates and links to helpful information, podcasts, activity packs and more.

Professor Anne Mccardle

Our work is inspiring the next generation of scientists, and champions space as an environment within which research innovation and collaboration can deliver potential solutions to some of our planet’s major challenges.

Professor Anne McArdle

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