Project Juno

The aim of Project Juno is to recognise and reward departments and schools of physics, institutes and organisations that can demonstrate they have taken action to address gender equality in physics and to encourage better practice for all staff.

Becoming involved in Project Juno will enable you to work towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff can achieve their full potential.

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There are four levels of Juno awards:

  • Supporter – You start your Juno journey by endorsing the five principles and making a commitment to work towards Practitioner and then Champion.
  • Practitioner – You demonstrate that your Juno journey is well underway. Qualitative and quantitative evidence is gathered and its initial action plan demonstrates how you aim to achieve Champion status.
  • Champion – You demonstrate that the six principles are embedded throughout. Further evidence is gathered and its action plan demonstrates how you will continue to further good practice.
  • Juno Excellence Programme and Award – As a Juno Champion, you develop a programme of activities in conjunction with the Institute to showcase and embed successful and innovative practice nationally.

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium was awarded Juno Practitioner status in July 2019, which was re-awarded for a further 3 years in 2023.  AOP will be working towards the new Juno Inclusion award when it is launched in 2024.  In awarding Practitioner status the Project Juno Assessment Panel recognised genuine commitment from AOP senior management with allocation of resources for Juno activities.  AOP has an active Project Juno Working Group with representation from both male and female and across all sections of the organisation, including PhD students.

If you are interested in reading more about AOP’s Project Juno journey you can see our Practitioner Application at this link.

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