Ever wanted to find out more about space, but didn’t know who to ask? Here’s your answer!
Ask an Astronomer workshops are ideal for schools, British Science Week, science fairs and World Space Week.
This Space Workshop is very informal… we’ll send in a space specialist, and you can pick their brains! Our astro geeks have a ridiculous amount of knowledge, boundless enthusiasm, and are at their best when in front of an audience keen to find out about the strange and complex themes of astronomy and space. Our space science communicators have years of experience in astro journalism, teaching astronomy at different levels, and delivering lectures. Each session can last up to an hour (tailored to class/group times) and are suitable for all Key Stages.
The sessions work best if classes or groups are well prepared. It’s a good idea to get participants to spend an hour or so thinking about questions they’d like to ask (see our Cosmic Conundrums page for some inspiration). This can be done as a class activity or as homework. Groups can focus on a specific subject (the Moon, space exploration, exoplanets, etc.), or have a free for all… asking the astronomer whatever comes to mind. Think of it as a real life astronomy forum!
We’ll bring along a laptop, gizmos and props to help explain those difficult-to-explain ideas about space. Alternatively, we can run this Workshop via Zoom.
The costs for our Ask an Astronomer workshop are:
Half day: £150 (max. 3 workshops)
Full day: £225 (max. 5 workshops)
ADD-ON: reduced costs available if booked with other activities… ask for details
Price includes equipment and props.
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
We travel to the following counties in South East England: East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent and parts of Greater London south of the Thames. 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 1½ hours, we charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £45. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
LOCATION & SPACE
Classrooms, clubrooms or halls are all good locations.
To make a booking, first read our Booking guidelines to make sure we can meet each other’s requirements. And if everything looks good, complete an online Booking form. 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.
HEALTH & SAFETY
- We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
- All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
- You can download our Ask An Astronomer Risk Assessment by clicking the button below, or request a copy by email
- All our workshop presenters hold Enhanced DBS Certificates and carry photo ID