What's On

We hold events and provide educational workshops to educate, inspire and excite others.


Whether you prefer a night of casual stargazing or an entertaining talk from UK Astronomy founder, Ross Hockham, there are a range of events to suit your needs.

Unfortunately, face to face events are currently on hold in line with current Government guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. We are still offering Zoom talks and taking future bookings.


2021 April Festival
The UK Astronomy 2021 April festival was a month long festival of free talks and events aimed at beginners to inspire people to go out and look up! As it was the Easter holidays and kinda the last month for dark nights in the astronomy season, we thought it was a great time to celebrate this awesome hobby. We had lots of talks to enjoy, plus facebook livestreams looking through a telescope with one of the experts from our charity.

If you missed any of our festival events and talks, you can watch them on our YouTube channel.

TGP NOMINAL Podcasts
Blast off into the podisphere with TGP NOMINAL, your monthly look at all things science fact & science fiction. TGP NOMINAL is brought to you by the creative force behind the European Podcast Award nominated, The Garbage POD (TGP) podcast. We launched Episode 1.1 of TGP NOMINAL to coincide with World Space Week 2014 and it proved to be a success with the visitors to the World Space Week website.

Photo Competition
Every month we run a photo competition. It’s completely free to enter but only one picture per person per month is allowed. Each month will have a different category which will be announced on our Facebook group. The idea is to get you out looking up, trying different things, learning about astrophotography and having fun.

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.

Other UK Astronomy Events
Due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, our current range of events are online based. For up to date information about UK Astronomy's latest events as they are announced, please join our social media community by joining our facebook page.

Go Stargazing Interactive Events Map
Can’t find a UK Astronomy event near to you? Then take a look at our friends, Go Stargazing - their map above shows future public stargazing events that include some element of practical astronomy, for example, looking through telescopes or a guided tour of the sky.

Alternatively, you can visit the Go Stargazing website for a more in depth look at what's going on in your area.

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Guides & Activities
Find out what's up in the night sky. With helpful guides, activity sheets for your space mad kid and other resources, and now with our Monthly Sky Guide, you'll find lots to help you with your astronomy.
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.
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.