Gaia is created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres. With supporting partners Culture Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral.
NERC – the Natural Environment Research Council is the driving force of investment in environmental science in the UK. NERC advances the frontier of environmental science by commissioning new research, infrastructure and training that delivers valuable scientific breakthroughs. We do this because understanding our changing planet is vital for our wellbeing and economic prosperity. Find out more about NERC’s public activities here.
Bluedot is an award-winning weekend of discovery at the grounds of the Jodrell Bank deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.
The Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) brings together the UK’s major science engagement organisations to play a strategic role in the nation’s engagement with science. Together, these centres engage over 20 million people each year with vibrant accessible science.
Culture Liverpool was established after the triumph of 2008, in which the City of Liverpool delivered the most successful European Capital of Culture year to date. As Liverpool City Council’s cultural service, they have continued to build on their world class reputation, using arts and events as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city.
Liverpool Cathedral, completed in 1978, is the largest cathedral in the UK and fifth largest in the world.