Education

This page lists selected external astro-educational web sites; our own education & outreach pages give additional resources. About... ..."Kid's astronomy" (US). This site's sponsored links include "name a star" companies – be sure to read the…
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…
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.