Institute of Astronomy

Public Activities at the Institute of Astronomy

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Special Public Evening

Special Public Evening

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1919 eclipse

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Public Open Evenings

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Join us for public observing every Wednesday during the winter (October - 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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Special Public Evening -- 29th May 2019

On May 29 there will be a special public event at the Institute of Astronomy to honour the 100th anniversary of the 1919 solar eclipse, which provided the key observational evidence to confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity.

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Wednesday Public Open Evenings

 

Our public open evenings have now stopped for the summer. Our new season will start in October 2019.

Click here to find out what's involved. A list of our 2018-19 season talks can be found here. 

From 2018 onwards, our public talks are recorded and saved for streaming online. To watch any of this season's talks again, click here

 

For schools

We would be happy to arrange a visit for your school group -- either you can visit us here at the IoA, or we can arrange for a member of the outreach team to visit your school. We can offer a range of presentations and activities suituble for all key stages. If you think you might be interested, please get in touch!

 

For community groups (including brownies, cubs, etc.)

We are able to accept bookings for community groups to visit the Institute. The visit would consist of an age-appropriate astronomy talk, followed by either some stargazing (weather dependent!), or a tour of our antique telescopes. We are happy to accomodate earlier visits 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 CrawfordPublic Astronomer 

csc AT ast.cam.ac.uk      

Dr. Matt Bothwell, Outreach Facilitator

                 bothwell AT ast.cam.ac.uk                     

 

 

 

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