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UK Astronomy exists to encourage others to look up...

...Because there are a billion worlds in your back garden

UK Astronomy is a registered charity whose ethos is to educate, inspire and excite others by sharing our knowledge and passion for space. We do this by offering astronomy outreach and public engagement for anyone who thinks space is awesome and wants to find out how vast and magnificent it all is.

Our Junior UK Astronomer publishes his second book.

An interactive book of facts about the solar system, its objects, the planets and beyond - from the mind of a 10 year old.

Aston Smith, our Junior UK Astronomer team member, also known as "Cosmic Kid", has published his second book titled Things About Space. Now at 10 years old, Aston wanted to expand on his first book by creating an updated interactive version packed full of new thoughts, experiences, and facts and information about other objects like stars, black holes and exoplanets. His fascination with space and the expanding universe captures his interest and he loves to share his knowledge with others.

Things About Space is an interactive book. Using a compatible device, readers are able to scan QR codes and listen to Aston narrate each page in his own voice. This is especially advantageous for young children who may struggle with some of the more complex object names and terminology. Click or scan the QR code to listen to a sample of Aston narrating a paragraph of the book.

In support of our wonderful charity, Aston will donate £2 from the sale of the first 500 copies to UK Astronomy. If you would like to support both Aston and UK Astronomy, you can order your copy by visiting his website.

Mobile Planetarium
Enter our mobile planetarium and as the darkness surrounds you join UK Astronomy in an immersive 360-degree learning experience that takes you on a journey through the night sky!

Now out there!
What we do
UK Astronomy provide educational workshops that excite and inspire others to learn about space.

We work with schools, community groups like scouts, guides, rotary groups and WI, other charities, and businesses. We can tailor a workshop session to suit your needs.
Mobile Observatory
Bringing the skies to you. With the Space Crafter, we are able to host stargazing evenings in the local area and once lockdown guidance relaxes further, educational events with the National Trust, Parks Trust, local councils, and schools. It will allow the charity to travel far and wide with specialist stargazing equipment.
What's on?
A guide to all of the events that UK Astronomy are hosting or attending.

Whether you prefer a night of casual stargazing or an entertaining talk from UK Astronomy founder, Ross Hockham BCAe, there are a range of events to suit your needs.
UK Astronomy Events
We hold various events throughout the year - some public for all to attend, and some private.

Check out our up coming events to see if there is anything you might like to attend.
Find out what's up in the night sky. With helpful guides and other resources, and now with our Monthly Sky Guide, you'll find lots to help you with your astronomy.
Kids Astronomy
Fun astronomy resources for children including fun activity sheets.
Meet the Team
Meet the founders and dedicated team of volunteers that make up our fantastic organisation.

Discover how they got started in astronomy, their passion for the stars and their achievements.
How you can support us
As with all charities, we are always in need of help and support. There are many ways that you can help us to ensure we can continue to offer events and to secure the future of our outreach program.

A huge thank you to all of our supporters

We couldn't do what we do without the continued help and support of all of our sponsors and supporters.
Our first involvement with UK Astronomy was at a Free Comic Book Day event in 2017. After interviewing Ross for TGP NOMINAL, we realised that UK Astronomy and TGP NOMINAL were trying to achieve similar goals. On the back of this, Ross agreed to conduct a one off Sky Guide for us and his personality was the perfect fit for the podcast. Four years on, Ross is now our Resident Astronomer. TGP NOMINAL are proud to collaborate with UK Astronomy and to call Ross & Frankie friends.
Mark Taylor

A Wonderful organisation who provide fantastic experiences for children. Ross attended two of our holiday clubs delivering to 60 children who were in awe of what he had to offer. Thoroughly recommended from every one at S4A Group.
Matt Ogle
S4A Group Ltd

Working with UK Astronomy has allowed us to help engage more people with our parks from a totally different perspective. Our Stars in the Park events are really popular as the talks are always engaging, captivating and fascinating for everyone. The team at UK Astronomy are so great to work with, offering lots of exciting new ideas and are really flexible. We look forward to continue to work with them and to inspire people to get outside and explore the skies!
Katie Dean
Events & Community Engagement Officer
The Parks Trust
We have been working with Ross & Frankie since the very early stages of the charity. It has been a joy to see them grow and evolve both the charity and variety of ways they reach and inspire budding astronomers. [...] It’s always a joy to work with Ross & Frankie, their passion and enthusiasm infiltrates every aspect of our partnership work, which results in events that are professionally organised, run to an exceptionally high standard and most importantly brings the excitement of the universe directly to our community, with engaging, knowledgeable, approachable volunteers and activities.
Ruth Mayhew
Senior Events Officer
Aylesbury Town Council
The UK Astronomy event Ross and team ran at my school was amazing, and one of the easiest after school events I've had the pleasure of organising as a teacher. Ross was flexible and wanted to ensure there would be the right level of information for all ages from 2 to 70+ as pupils were invited to come with family members. [...] It was one of those events that reminds you why you became a teacher - a hall buzzing full of families inspired and learning together. What more can any teacher ask for?
School Teacher

What a fantastic organisation and deserving charity. It has been an absolute pleasure to assist Ross and Frankie at UK Astronomy by providing our services and supporting the charity by developing a new website.

We look forward to providing ongoing support as UK Astronomy's website continues to grow and evolve.
Paul Smith
Visual Interactive

My autistic son has had an obsession with all things space related since the age of 2 years old. UK Astronomy is a phenomenal charity whose facebook group community has provided him with so much support. As a family, we are proud to support such a fantastic cause in inspiring others to go deeper with their interest in the skies.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Lyndsay Smith