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Mayor's Fund For London

Discovery Day

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Discovery Day, held in partnership with Noosfera, is a STEM project introducing pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 to the wonderful world of space. Join us at City Hall for a day of Astronomy focused activities where pupils will try their luck at discovering a new celestial body whilst finding out more about careers in the space sector.

Applications are now open for your school to get involved with Discovery Day.

Please click the ‘Register your interest’ button and fill in the form. We’ll be in touch soon!



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Discovery Day is part of our Discovery in a Week programme.

Discovery in a Week is a pioneering science initiative piloted in London schools by Russian philanthropic foundation Noosphera. The programme brought together PHD astronomy students from UCL’s Physics and Astronomy department to mentor secondary school pupils and guide them through Astronomy focused materials and technology.

“The ultimate goal of ‘Noosphera’ is to encourage younger generations to think globally by approaching the world with an informed, open and universal perspective – that, I am sure, will keep our society from sliding into the chaos of differences and conflicts. We should show both children and adults the universal aesthetic and scientific principles that unite people from all parts of the world.”

Yelena Baturina, Noosphere founder, business woman and philanthropist

Our Impact

138 pupils across 20 primary and secondary schools signed up

77% said they were more informed about a career in science & technology

4 new stars were discovered and named after London schoolchildren

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