Shake off your January blues and join SEPnet in looking up at the night sky! Events are taking place all over the South East; take a look and find out where your closest one is! Some of the activities taking place at these events are ticketed, so hurry up and book.
Wednesday 11 January 2017 – Southampton
17:30 – 21:00, Southampton University.
Tickets are free, but some activities need to be booked here.
Activities that don’t need tickets include Play Doh Planets and the launch of the Planeterella! The PHYSOC Astrosoc and SAS, our local astronomical society, will be set up in the foyer and outside at foyer level – weather permitting. They will have their telescopes with them and will be happy to answer any questions you have about astronomy or joining a local society. There will also be talks by Astronomy & Solar Physics Academics covering topics such as: Aurora Adventure, Supernova Sensational and Extreme Physics. Planetarium shows and tours of the Roof Observatory require tickets. These are released at 10:00 on Wednesday 4 January.
Wednesday 18 January 2017 – Sussex
18:30 – 21:00, Universty of Sussex.
No need to book online, simply turn up! Full details of the night’s activities can be found here.
During the evening, there will be a range of activities suitable for all ages, from primary school children to adults. Activities include planetarium shows, The Ensonglopedia of Science a fun new musical theatre comedy show all about science, Ask An Astronomer, explore Nuclear Fusion with Lego and talks including Exploring the Dark Sector, and a panel discussion on The future of Astronomy with world renown science author, Dr John Gribbin & other University of Sussex Researchers.
Saturday 28 January 2017 – Oxford 14:00 – 22:00, University of Oxford
This is a drop-in festival style event. No booking is required.
Visit the University Of Oxford to try your hand at AstroCrafts (age 6+), listen to bite-sized flash talks on a wide range of fascinating topics covering our latest research, present a space weather broadcast or talk to researchers about their work. At the event there will also be opportunities to observe the night sky with a range of telescopes, tour the sky in an inflatable planetarium and more.
Tuesday 31 January 2017 – Portsmouth
18:00 – 21:30, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Tickets are free and can be booked here.
Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, and many more at this BBC Stargazing Live partner event, exploring navigation through space and time. During the event you will have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, learn how sailors navigate by the stars, and find out more about our Universe. Short talks will be given throughout the night on topics within stargazing, navigation, cosmology and space. There will be a range of activities to suit all ages, with plenty to do and see whether it’s clear or cloudy!