Outreach events

National Railway Museum – Energy and Sustainability

27 February 2019, 10:30 – 16:00

Our researchers will be exhibiting the Sundome on Wednesday 27 February at the National Railway Museum, York from 10:30 am – 16:00 in the Station Hall.  Come inside our Sundome! Join scientists on an exploration of the power of the Sun and fusion energy. Can we make mini suns here on Earth and will these eventually power our power stations? Will fusion one day solve the energy crisis? Come along to find out!

Celebrate Science – Durham University

24 & 25 October 2018

CDT Researchers will once again be supporting the annual Durham University – Celebrate Science event. Visitors will be able to visit the Sundome and find out more about the fusion research that our researchers are conducting through a variety of demonstrations and interactive activities.


17 November 2018

Join our researchers inside the Sundome and discover fusion energy! Let us show you world-leading UK facilities and learn more from scientists at the cutting-edge about how we build a Sun on Earth and what we’ve learned along the way!

Continue the journey of discovery with researchers from the York Plasma Institute and the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training. Find out more about their path to discovery with our demonstrations of plasmas in action ‘The Lightning bolt’ and ‘Plasma jet’; take a look inside our Lego[TM] fusion reactor; learn about the key role of materials science in creating the Sun’s container at our pool table and amazing magnetics with the levitating superconductivity track. See how plasmas are used in everyday life: from plasma TVs to spacecraft propulsion.

Take away a souvenir from your visit and relive your trip to the home of the Sun on Earth with your friends and family… Don’t forget to speak to our podcast team and tell us what you’ve discovered so we remember it too!