Astronomy in April, a festival of online events

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.

Coronavirus
We are continuing with our mission to educate and share our passion for space, but not as usual.

Unfortunately, face to face events are currently on hold in line with Government guidelines and the current lockdown. We are currently offering Zoom talks and are taking future bookings for when things return to normality.
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.
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, there are a range of events to suit your needs.
Guides & Activities
Find out what's up in the night sky. With helpful guides, activity sheets for your space mad kid and other resources, you'll find lots to help you with your astronomy.
Astronaut Training
Train like an Astronaut with Nasa Solar System Ambassador, Janelle Harrier Wilson, and "Rocket" Ross. The activities demonstrated by Ross utilise the same body parts and systems that astronauts use in training for their missions.
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.
Collaboration
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
TGP NOMINAL

Support
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

Engagement
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
Professionalism
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
Flexibility
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?
Catherine
School Teacher

Appreciation
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
Parent