Ever wanted to find out more about space, but didn’t know who to ask? Here’s your answer!
Ask an Astronomer sessions are perfect for STEM fairs, World Space Week, British Science Week, or to fit in with any space topic.
The sessions are 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, delivering lectures, and creating workshops. 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!
The costs for our Ask an Astronomer sessions are:
£50 for a single session: up to 1 hour
£40 for additional sessions: up to 1 hour per additional session
£200 for full day: unlimited sessions 9am – 3pm
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is free within a 20 mile radius of Hastings, and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey will take us over 2 hours, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £40. 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, please use the Ask an Astronomer 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
• All our planetarium presenters hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carry photo ID
“They knew all the answers to our questions”
Chanad, Warden Park Primary, age 10