Outreach Programme

Besides developing the project, our team is also working on multiple outreach programmes.

Recent Outreach Activities

Undergraduate Open Day – 7th of July 2018. During an Open Day at the University of Sheffield, Project SunbYte had a chance to talk to the prospective students and show them how tracking of the Sun works. We hope many of them became interested in our project and our university!

The Technology Enhanced Learning Festival – 28th of June. 2018. Over 300 delegates, many of whom are academic lecturers at the University, attended this event, where Team SunbYte showcased its experiment. The event was designed to help academic and teaching staff make the most of technology to enrich learning and teaching.

Pint of Science 2018 – 16th of May 2018. The main objective was to inspire the next generation of Space Engineers through holding this event, as well as the promotion of space studies in aerospace engineering courses across the country. Team Sunbyte shared the experience of work with ESA and IET to engage students to participate in space-related projects. The Pint of Science event was held in a local pub in Sheffield.

Ideas Bazaar, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield, 13 September 2017

The Diamond, Open Day, The University of Sheffield, 09 September 2017

SunbYte did a presentation during Faculty of Engineering, Sheffield University open day, Diamond, Sheffield, 08 July 2017

SunbYte presentation at National Astronomy Meeting, Hull, 02-06 July 2017

Pint of Science, 17th May 2017

More Details

In cooperation with Women In Engineering, we will be working alongside the organisation to inspire children in local schools to enter STEM fields of education.

In collaboration with the Student Union’s Space Society, we are also running various communication initiatives to learning among its members, sponsors and other local astronomy groups, such as the Sheffield Astronomical Society.

We will also be participating in large-scale events such as the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering, Sheffield Festival of the Mind and The Mobile University.

Sunbyte Leaflet

In The Media

SunbYte BBC interview (Mr Sagar V Shah, Ms Roisin M Clear and Dr Gary Verth) in Paul Hudson’s Weather Show
California Rain, 07.04.2019 audio, BBC link (starts about 15.11).

SunbYte BBC interview (Mr Sagar V Shah, Ms Roisin M Clear and Dr Istvan Ballai) in Diamond, The University of Sheffield, 03.04.2019 audio

Student Stories – Lauren Rhodes,  SunbYte  

The University of Sheffield news, SunbYte III accepted by HASP NASA, 02.14.2019 

ACSE press-release, Launch of SunbYte II, 05.12.2018 

HKU postgraduate flies high with solar telescope balloon project

MSc EEE Student Gianni Heung awarded Croucher Foundation Grant for near space solar telescope ‘SunbYte’ project with NASA  (The University of Hong Kong (HKU))

ACSE press-release about SPIN conference, UKSA, 07.09.2018 

Our project is receiving worldwide media attention. On Campus student takes telescope project to NASA , IET Newsletter, 10.09.2018

Presentation at SPIN conference, UKSA, 07.09.2018

SunbYte video outreach I (The telescope)

SunbYte video outreach II (An Overview)

SunbYte video outreach III (Launching into the stratosphere)

SunbYte presents work at European Space Agency 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, 19.04.2018

SunbYte II presents work at The British Conference of Undergraduate Research 12-13.04.2018

Sheffield students venture out of this world to capture shots of the sun, The University of Sheffield, press release, 25.10.2017

Engineering students get out of this world results after telescope project is launched, ACSE news, 26.10.2017

SunbYte student project set to shed light on the sun, Northumbria university, press release, 12.09.2017

Dr. Sergiy Shelyag interview during vacuum test campaign in Northumbria University, 22.08.2017. 

ACSE Press Release, 06 July 2017


The ACSE press release 06 July 2017

We were telling Phil White of BBC Humberside Radio about SunbYte today on the last day of the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull!

Our interview takes place around 35:30 into the show:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056b0jd

‘Engineering Students Reach for the Sun with Revolutionary Solar Telescope’ – http://www.engineering.com/

‘Project SunbYte: solar astronomy on a budget’ – Astronomy and Geophysics, The Royal Astronomical Society

‘Science project takes to the skies’ – Northumbria University press release (page 6)

“Sheffield students aim to revolutionise astrophysics observation” – Institution of Engineering and Technology

“MechEngNews // Issue 13 // March 2017 ” – University of Sheffield

“Student space balloon project reaches new heights” – University of Sheffield

“SunbYte is a University of Sheffield student project which aims to develop innovative, low-cost, high-quality, space-based solar astronomy.” – Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

“Sheffield Students Win European Space Agency Competition” – WhiteRoseBrussels

“Student project set to shed light on the sun” – Northumbria University

“Student project set to shed light on the sun” – Northumbria University Press Release

“Student space balloon project reaches new heights” – Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

“Student space balloon project reaches new heights” – PressReleasePoint

“Student space balloon project reaches new heights” – Public.

“Space balloon project by UK students reach new heights” – Business Standard

“Student space balloon project reaches new heights” – Science in the news

“Space balloon project by UK students reach new heights” – Kalvimalar

“Space balloon project by UK students reach new heights” – indiatoday

“Space balloon project by UK students reach new heights” – The Hindu

“Space balloon project by UK students reach new heights” – NEWSBOSS

“Student project set to shed light on the sun” – All Daily News

“Student project set to shed light on the sun” – All Latest News

Disclaimer: The SunbYte team do not take any responsibility for the content of the linked news. Some articles/posts may contain misleading or wrong details. Please refer to the main SunbYte webpage for facts.