International space science and particle physics research costs a fortune and is more diverse than you might think.
STFC has produced a list of where tax Euros, Dollars, Pounds, Kroner, Yen, Rubles.........are being spent. It says a lot about how astro and particle physics is being done around the world. It is a good eye opener for A level students to see how big this field is and consider the value of fundamental physics research.
Read more at http://www.stfc.ac.uk/roadmap/projects.aspx