We host a variety of events for the public (including visits to Schools and talks to amateur astronomical societies. We also host educational activities and events for schools at the Alston Observatory. If you are a representative for a school (either primary or secondary) and would like to get in touch with our availability, please contact email@example.com
For upcoming events please check our schedule.
Feedback On Previous Outreach
We have received a great deal of complimentary feedback on our outreach activities.
General feedback on our outreach activities can be found here.
Feedback we have received on our Alston Observatory oureach activities is also available here.
Over the past few years, a number of Summer interns have worked with the Galactic Dynamics group. Profiles of the interns, the work they conducted and what they aspire to do in the future are available here.
Past Outreach Activities
List of departmental Outreach Activities for 2008-2013
List of departmental activities in the last academic year of 2013-2014
List of departmental activities in the last academic year of 2014-2015
List of departmental activities in the last academic year of 2015-2016
Solar Physics – Outreach
Along with colleagues from the Universities of Cambridge (Dr. H.E. Mason) and St. Andrews (Dr. K. Galsgaard) and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Dr.C.D. Pike), the Solar Physics Group has been successful in obtaining a grant from PPARC to produce a multi-media, educational CD-ROM.
SunTrek follows closely the National Curriculum with each topic being introduced by a young solar scientist.
Follow this link to the Suntrek site
In December 2000, RWW was awarded the title of Scientist for the New Century by the Royal Institution of Great Britain for his prize winning public lecture.