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Astronomy News 5th July 

Tomorrow there is a  Live lesson in Electricity!, Wednesday is the SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink-9 (10th mission) Launch of their next set of Starlink Satellites. Winchester Science Centre are focusing on STEM careers, and this week it is Broadcast and sound engineering. Every Monday at 6pm you can  Ask An Astronomer Live Stream a question from Institute of Astronomy Cambridge. and the national Space centre are focussing on the  Space Station this week! the  RAS Bicentenary Lecture: From Microbes to Mars 1pm & 6pm - Addressing some of the biggest questions out there, covering why we think bacteria are the best bet for potential life on another planet, how they survive extreme environments too hostile for humans to handle on 10th July.   And if you are looking for something to do this weekend with the kids, then check out The Great Indoors Weekender - Run by the Scouts online

13th July

We'll be talking about how we're exploring and learning about the Red Planet and how we could send humans there in future. If there's anything you want to know about Mars, make sure you drop it below and Tim might answer live!.

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KS1 & KS2

Wednesday 22nd July & 8th August

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Primary school lessons from 10:00. Click here to book on.  The lessons will cover ET and alien life!


Children's Astronomy

Tuesday's at 3pm

Institute of Astronomy Cambridge are running Children's Astronomy sessions every Tuesday at 3pm.  To view see their Youtube channel

 
 
26th June

Watch this to learn about two upcoming spacewalks which will begin the replacement of batteries for one of the space station's power channels, you will also find out the latest on the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour's mission.

Thursday 25th @ 21:39

Starlink rocket launch

Another batch of satellites will be launched, and we should see them over the UK 15mins later (if the weather is clear).

watch here

Friday 26th @ 12:30

ISS space walk

Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will exit the station's Quest airlock to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries.

watch here

 
 
 
20th June

Join TV's Ben Shires and expert guest Susan Greaney for our latest live history lesson! This week we're looking ahead to the summer solstice and finding out why Stonehenge is so significant at this time of year.

Make a Sun Compass

Summer solstice

To make your sun compass you will need a stick and some chalk.

watch here

Make a Sun Dial

Summer solstice

To make your sundial, you will need a paper plate, colouring pencils and a marker pen.

watch here

 
 
15th June

Tim Talks Space #5 - Rockets and Planets 🚀

Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! In this episode, we’ll be talking all about rockets and planets. We’ll be joined by Professor Suzie Imber from the University of Leicester to discuss the forces required to blast into space, the weightlessness Tim experienced orbiting round our planet, and how we use gravity to send space missions to other planets in our Solar System! Thanks for all your questions before the show – we’ll try our best to get to them! Please also put any in the chat and Tim or a guest might be able to answer them live.

8th-14th June

Venus Week

Weekly Q&A with Astronomy PhD students at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. Ask us Anything about Science, the Universe and Everything! For more information see their 

Youtube channel


 Weather in Space

Sunday 14th June

Winchester Science Centre are running educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home.  Next week they are concentrating on Space Weather.

 
 
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We Are Astronomers

Join us for our third and final #FamilyMovieNight as we launch the world premiere online of the third instalment in the award winning trilogy: We Are Astronomers.
Narrated by David Tennant (best known as the Tenth Doctor), the planetarium show is suitable for the whole family.
Discover the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.

Our Family Movie Night will take you on a journey from the big bang to the future of astronomy. From Friday 5th of June for 2 weeks

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Monday, June 15th

At 18:00 Ask An Astronomer Live Stream - Episode 8

Weekly Q&A with Astronomy PhD students at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. Ask us Anything about Science, the Universe and Everything! For more information see their 

Youtube channel


Children's Astronomy

Tuesday's at 3pm

Institute of Astronomy Cambridge are running Children's Astronomy sessions every Tuesday at 3pm.  To view see their Youtube channel

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KS3 Lessons

Tuesday, 16th June

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Secondary school lessons from 16:00.  Topics will include the life cycle of stars, planetary formation, exoplanets and black holes.Click here to book on.


KS1 & KS2

Wednesday 17th June

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Primary school lessons from 10:00. Click here to book on.  Topics will include the Solar System, asteroids and meteoroids, astronauts and space travel.

 

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SpaceX Crew Launch

On Saturday 30th May at 8:22pm Watch the SpaceX launch of crew to the ISS. they will be streaming live from youtube.

Monday, June 1

Join Tim Peake and ESERO UK for Tim Talks Space on Monday 11.30am.Click to watch or set a reminder 
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KS3 Lessons

Wednesday, 2nd June

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Secondary school lessons from 10:00. The lessons will cover the Life cycle of stars, Planetary Formation, Exoplanets & Black holes. Click here to book on.

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KS1 & KS2

Tuesday 2nd June

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Primary  school rocket science lessons from 16:00.  Click here to book on.  The lessons will cover Solar System, Asteroids & Meteoroids, Astronauts & space Travel.

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WFirst Space Telescope

On Wednesday 20 May Nasa are unveiling live on youtube their "science live" program which will feature an announcement about the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST. designed to seek out new mysteries of the deepest regions of the universe.

 

 

 

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We Are Aliens

The award-winning planetarium show from the NSC Creative team allows families, adults and children to explore important questions: Are there other civilisations out there? Will we one day connect with them? Or is it just us?  the film will be free From 6pm 8th May for 2 weeks.

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27th May

Comet Swan will be visible over the northern hemisphere in May 


GCSE Lessons

Tuesday, May 13

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Antiquaries of London and inviting GCSE students to have conversations with scientists . Click here to book on.

 

 

 

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Super Moon

On Thursday 7th May Step outside and witness the Supermoon. The moon is closer on its orbit around us, and it is also a full moon, so the Moon appears 10% bigger, and will appear around 30% brighter.  It appears at its larger at the beginning of the night when buildings are nearby.

Monday, May 4

Join Tim Peake and ESERO UK for Tim Talks Space on Monday 11.30am. Tim will be talking about his Principia Mission to the International Space Station, including what it’s like to be isolated for six months. Click to watch or set a reminder https://bit.ly/2KRnUMc. 


KS3 Lessons

Tuesday, May 5

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Secondary school lessons from 16:00. The lessons will cover the Life cycle of stars, Planetary Formation, Exoplanets & Black holes. Click here to book on.

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KS1 & KS2

Wednesday 6th May

The Royal Astronomical Society are running Primary school lessons from 10:00.  Click here to book on.  The lessons will cover Solar System, Asteroids & Meteoroids, Astronauts & space Travel.

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STEM Ambassadors Live

On Thursday 7 May STEM Learning are presenting STEM Ambassadors Live - a day of live streamed activities for schools and students at home.

Activities run by real life experts. Each half hour session will be followed by a Q&A so that children can engage even further with the topic.

 

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Family Movie from the UK Space centre

This is a brilliant video from the UK Space Centre, which is perfect for families to explore the secrets of cosmic chemistry, told in a very easy to digest and fun way!  This video is only available for 2 weeks, so take a look while you can!  We will be watching it on Monday with the kids, and basing our lessons and science experiments around it.

Venus

Monday, April 27

Venus is still bright, but, around 28% brightness compared to 46% brightness at the beginning of the month.  However, The planet’s apparent size has grown from 26" to 37".  So worth a look!

Satellite in night skySkylink Train

SpaceX Starlink tracker

Click here to find when they will be in sight for your location 

Vesta's Surface in 3D: An Ancient, Cratered SurfaceVesta Asteroid

Tuesday, April 28

The asteroid "Vesta" is The brightest asteroid in the sky and 2nd most massive body in the asteroid belt.  Only Ceres is bigger and that is a dwarf planet. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA )

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On the 28th April it will be possible to see Vista through most binoculars.  if you use the Starwalk app, find Aldebaran. and use this image to spot Vesta on its path.

 

 

 
Hubble Update

Hubble is 30

Watch this months update, with images from Hubble.  the images are amazing.

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Nasa Kids Club

A place to play games and learn about NASA! click Here

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Winchester science centre and Planetarium

find educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home,

Click here to find out more.

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