Institute of Astronomy

Public Activities at the Institute of Astronomy

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Public viewing of the transit of Mercury

Monday 9th May 12 noon onwards

Monday 9th May 12 noon onwards

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Public Open Evenings

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Join us for public observing every Wednesday from October thru March

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Opportunities for schools

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We can arrange a visit to the IoA for your school, or a visit from an astronomer to your school!

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Community Group Visits

Contact us to arrange a visit to the IoA for your community group

Contact us to arrange a visit to the IoA for your community group

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Reaching out to the public

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Dr. Carolin Crawford delivered exciting news about dwarf planets at the Soapbox Science Event in Newcastle

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We host weekly public open evenings every Wednesday during the Winter season (October - March). Please note that our observing season is over - we plan to start again in October.

Find out what's involved; and a list of what talks were on during the last season. 

Members of our outreach team can either arrange for students to visit the Insititute or for us to come visit a school. We offer presentations at all key stages covering all topics in astronomy.

We can accommodate bookings for community groups to visit the Institute. Depending on the weather, we can host observing through the site telescopes, including perhaps an early evening visit for younger groups of cubs or brownies.

  • For the Media

We can provide information about recent astronomical discoveries and upcoming observable events in the night sky for members of the media. Please contact a member of our outreach team for more information. 

Outreach Team

Need more information or have more questions? Feel free to contact:

Dr. Carolin Crawford                             

Public Astronomer                                 

csc AT ast.cam.ac.uk                              

 

 

 

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