Institute of Astronomy

Public Activities at the Institute of Astronomy

Public Open Evenings

We host weekly public open evenings every Wednesday from the start of October to the end of March. The next season will run from 1st October 2014 - 25th March 2015.

Find out what's involved; and a list of what talks we have planned

Ask an Astronomer

Ever had an astronomy question you've always wanted to know the answer to? Well now you can find out here by Asking an Astronomer!


Although we are a research department, sometimes we can help with visits to and by schools. Please note that we only have a finite availability (of staff time and/or availability of lecture theatre) for such events.


We might be host an early evening visit for your cub/brownie/scout/guide pack. Please note that we shall not begin arranging visits for next season till mid-August (and will then give priority for those who missed out on a visit last year) - apologies for any inconvenience.

Page last updated: 14 August 2014 at 18:58