Outreach

Lunar eclipse January 31 2018 California Alfredo Garcia Jr
Overnight on the 27-28th July 2018, skywatchers across the UK will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon. This spectacular event is easy to see and also fairly rare, with the next chance to catch one from the UK not until January 2019. A total…
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This list complements the outreach map, which is a searchable tool for looking for astronomers and geophysicists willing to do outreach. This list may not be as up to date as the outreach map. If you would like to be added to this list please get in…
Tracey Caldwell Dyson in the Cupola of the ISS
Contents Introduction Astronomy as a hobby Getting to know the night sky Buying a telescope Astronomy as a career Resource List: Planispheres Suggested Reading Software Societies Astronomical Holidays Distance Learning courses Introduction This…
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This  resource  pack  includes  a collection of websites,  documents  and  activities  to  help  young  astronomers  and  leaders  of  STEM  clubs  and  extra-curricular  groups  to  gain  experience  and  knowledge  of  aspects  of  astronomy,  …
Electronic newsletters available from other sources astro-ph Astronomy e-print archive at Los Alamos (Southampton mirror). Active Galaxies Newsletter Electronic Active Galaxies Newsletter. AGB Newsletter Electronic publication covering stellar…
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Every September the Society takes part in 'Open House London'  Members of the public wishing to visit the premises are welcome to do so! Open House London is the Capital's largest architectural showcase. It is a simple but powerful concept: in…
The transit of Venus in 2004. Credit: Charles Barclay
The most recent Transit of Venus occured on 5-6 June 2012. No further transits will be visible until 2117. In astronomy, a 'transit' occurs when a smaller body passes in front of a larger one. A 'Transit of Venus' happens when Venus is seen in…
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…
Stonehenge Sunrise
Solstices are exciting events and can be a time of worship and reflection. Here are some useful links about solstices: Equinoxes and solstices Winter solstice explained Stonehenge is often a perfect place to visit at solstices, both winter and…
News stories of general astronomical interest can be found at: SpaceWeather.com Sky & Telescope Universe Today Spaceflight Now's 'Breaking News' the BBC's Science pages press releases on this website ESA ESO 'Today@NASA' Sky maps Maps of the…