I spent two inspiring days at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium in Northern Ireland with Dr Helen Mason from Cambridge and over 200 local school children aged 8-9 years. We cast our imaginations across the Solar System and explored the possibilities for creating flags for the planets and sending postcards from space.
Above is a flag for Mars by Brian. The design is rich in symbolism. Brian explained how the star shape extends a warm welcome to all who visit and the other elements emphasise how everyone is invited no matter from where they come.
Thank you to everyone who helped: local artist, Miruna, postdocs and staff. The project was funded through an STFC SPARKS award held by Prof Gerry Doyle.