Public Outreach Activities

A significant enjoyment in Astronomy comes in sharing the fascination of the Solar System and Universe with others.

St Philips Primary, Odd Down

Bath Astronomers support Bath Royal Literature and Scientific Institution’s workshops for children and young people. We regularly provide both workshops and observing sessions for schools, young people/youth groups such as Beavers, Brownies, Scouts and Guides as well as general public gatherings. This includes support for British Science Week and events like Star Gazing Live. Prior sessions have been entitled:

  • The Study of Stars;
  • Journey to Mars;
  • What have the Astronomers ever done for us?
  • Light Skies – Spectroscopy for beginners;
  • Planets Beyond – discovering exoplanets;
  • Building Robotic Telescopes;
  • Landing on Mars;
  • What’s Up in the night sky this month;

If you think a group may benefit from a Bath Astronomer led session then drop us a line on our contact page. We have registered STEM Ambassadors and DBS checked amateur astronomers and can tailor sessions appropriate to your audience.

Recent exploits have included:

  • 18th May 2021 Paper rocket making and solar observing at Heywood Prep, Corsham
  • 16th March 2020 Workshops, Lacock Primary School
  • 12th March 2020 Workshops and after school stargazing, St Vigor and St Johns
  • 12th February 2020 Workshops and after school stargazing, Peasedown St John Primary School
  • 20th January 2020 Workshops and after school stargazing, Shoscombe School
  • 11th November 2019 Stargazing and telescope building at St John’s Catholic Primary School, Bath
  • 24th October 2019 Stargazing at St Julian’s Primary School, Wellow during the Yr5/6 sleepover;
  • 21st July 2019 Exhibiting and fun play with rovers at Maumsbury Ring, Dorchester for their 50th Apollo Anniversary event;
  • 16th July 2019 Stargazing at Stonehenge for English Heritage;
  • 13th June 2019 Top of the Gorge Festival for the National Trust;
  • 13th March 2019 Exhibiting at Bath Taps into Science 2019;
  • 12th July 2018 ‘The Study of Stars’ at Lympsham Primary School, Lympsham nr Weston-super-Mare. A day long session from Reception class to Year 4 introducing how we know what stars are made of;
  • 22-24th June 2018 Top of the Gorge Festival for the National Trust in conjunction with Space Detectives and Wells and Mendip Astronomers;