Astrocampus 10th Anniversary

Astrocampus 10th Anniversary

Wednesday 27th March 2024 from 16:00pm to 18:30pm

Astrocampus - University of York
Heslington West Campus, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5NA

The wonderful venue of Astrocampus will hold an Anniversary Event to celebrate 10 Years since location has been open as a public site. The event is free of charge (some sessions require prior booking) as follows:

3pm to 4pm: To Infinity and Beyond!
With live explosions and more join in this family-friendly look at space exploration in this demonstration lecture. Booking required!

4pm to 6.30pm: Explore our Universe
Join us for a hands-on, fun-filled exhibition exploring our Solar System and beyond!

  • Discover the wonders of space in the Cosmodome, an inflatable planetarium
  • Glimpse new worlds and other planets with virtual reality
  • Have fun with robots and try driving a mini space rover
  • Tour the University observatory, the Astrocampus
  • Ask your questions in a live podcast recording with SYZYGY
  • Get hands-on with a genuine meteorite
  • Find out about the constellations and use your creative side to invent your own
  • And lots more!

This is a drop-in event and tickets are not required.

6.30pm to 7.30pm: Exoplanets and Alien Atmospheres
Explore new worlds and discover exoplanets – planets orbiting stars other than our own Sun – in this fascinating talk. Booking required!

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/03/2024

Event organiser

Astrocampus University of York

Astrocampus University of York is organising this event

Please contact Astrocampus University of York directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • The Grand, York

    Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD (1.6 miles away)

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  • Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

    Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ED (18.2 miles away)

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  • Pheasant’s Roost Shepherd’s Hut

    Thorpe Bassett, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8LU (20.7 miles away)

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  • Rose Cottage – Malton

    Thorpe Bassett, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8LU (20.7 miles away)

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  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (21.0 miles away)

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  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (23.5 miles away)

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