Institute of Astronomy

Public Activities at the Institute of Astronomy


Wednesday Public Open Evenings

Our public open evenings are held every Wednesday during the Winter season (October - March).  

Click here to find out what's involved. A list of talks coming up this season can be found 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

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      

Dr. Matt Bothwell, Outreach Assistant

                 bothwell AT                     




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