Our Solar System is full of wonders; this talk covers the familiar and unfamiliar, from planets and moons to trojans and centaurs!


The Earth from Apollo 17We’re all familiar with the term The Solar System, but what exactly is it? What are its constituent parts and how was it created? These questions and many others are tackled in this scintillating talk which can be adapted to suit any age and level of knowledge.

Developed initially for schools and further developed for public engagement, this talk is ideal for introducing space, kicking off a school Science Week, or for supporting stargazing events. It’s designed to be an interactive experience, with questions and enquiries welcome throughout the session.

All the major planets are covered, plus the Sun and some of the many moons within the Solar System, not forgetting asteroids, comets and dwarf planets too. The accompanying images are stunning and really bring this fascinating subject to life. 

If used as an assembly talk, it’s a really good idea to get students to think about questions beforehand, either as a classroom activity or homework.


£75 for one hour (incl. Q&As)
We can bring all equipment needed, but can plug into your projection and audio system if you have one. 

Travel is charged at 45p per mile from our base in Hastings to your venue and back again. If the journey will take us over 2 hours we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £45. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.

We’re based in Hastings on the South East coast. If you’re from an astronomy society a long way from us, you could request the same live presentation with Q&As online via Zoom (a download and strong internet connection will be required). Please state on the Booking Form if you would like this option.

Lectures and talks can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough chairs for the audience to sit comfortably (a classroom or village hall will do just fine).

To make a booking, please use the Booking Form (click the big button at the bottom of the page). If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.

• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• The speaker holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carries photo ID

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