The Star Centre
The Langton Star Centre gives School students opportunities to work on authentic research projects alongside academic and industrial scientists and engineers. The students experience real science and their teachers are reinvigorated by involvement in cutting edge work in their subject.
Current students have developed LUCID, the Langton Ultimate Cosmic Ray Intensity Detector, launching on TechDemoSat-1, are collaboration members of the MoEDAL experiment at CERN, have developed an STFC supported CERN@school project and contribute to biomedical research supported by the Wellcome Trust. They have made our telescope robotic and encourage huge interest in astronomy. Uptake into STEM courses at University has significantly increased.