Future investment in space science
Two out of the three Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) Aurora Fellowship allocations for this year have been awarded to Open University researchers. The PPARC Aurora Fellowship scheme is aimed at developing the careers of promising young researchers, and is a continuing programme of investment in the long-term future of planetary science research in the UK, within the context of the European exploration of the Solar System.
The Aurora Fellowship scheme is dedicated to enhancing the UK's long-term capabilities and cross-disciplinary approach to planetology and astrobiology. PPARC is awarding the three-year Fellowships in order to better position the UK to exploit both the European Space Agency's Aurora Programme and the continuing science programme.