Education

A solar eclipse
What is a solar eclipse, and how is it caused? What can members of the public expect to see, and how can they observe an eclipse safely? This booklet, first published January 2015, explains the answers to these questions and more. It also includes…
Three people enjoy the summer sky over the Delaware river, NJ, USA during the Perseid meteor shower in August, 2006.
There are various ways that students can get involved with real astronomy projects using actual data. If you are in a school you can work with the Institute for Research in Schools, do an EPQ. Anyone can take part in some citizen science such as…
A partial solar eclipse
The maths of a solar eclipse teacher resource can be found here.  
A partial solar eclipse
The Solar Eclipse Role Play resource can be found here.
Teacher Sheila Kanani creates a comet from dry ice
The Education and Outreach team at the RAS are qualified teachers and experts in astronomy and geophysics. This means we are able to offer teachers a variety of resources and services free of charge. Some of the things we can provide include: Space…
Partial solar eclipse
The Solar eclipse worksheet (age 11–14) can be found here.    
A partial solar eclipse
What is a solar eclipse, and how is it caused? What can members of the public expect to see, and how can they observe an eclipse safely? This booklet, first published January 2015, explains the answers to these questions and more. It also includes…
A partial solar eclipse
The Solar Eclipse Newspaper article resource can be found here.  
A student looking through a telescope
The RAS work closely with lead educators and teachers to identify excellent educational resources that can be used by students and teachers, in order to support the teaching of astronomy and geophysics topics. One of the most comprehensive databases…
    Astronomy Picture of the Day A new astronomical image every day, with an archive of thousands of pictures.   2MASS images Infrared colour composites constructed from 2MASS Atlas Images   AAO images Thumbnails of the celebrated images taken by…