The Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University is keen on public engagement. It regularly hosts outreach events, including weekly public open evenings and opportunities for community groups and schools to visit their superb facilities.
Regular meetings with Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge
Wednesday every week from October 2022 to March 2023
Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
This free event is one of the regular weekly public open evenings at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy every Wednesday evening from October through March. The entrance doors open at 18:45, with seating in the main lecture theatre on a first-come basis (there is also an overspill room).
These events offer a fantastic opportunity to look through the Institute's large Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes from within the observatory. Members from the Cambridge Astronomical Society will also be on hand with their telescopes.
Events go ahead no matter the weather, with an Astronomer from the Institute presenting a half-hour talk even if the evening is cloudy. Most 30-minute presentations are suitable for children; however, they can leave if they become restless. Observing using the telescopes is subject to favourable weather conditions.
Forthcoming events by Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge
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Event locations used by Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge
Cambridge Observatory – Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0HA