This section contains link to external organisations.


Sky at Night Magazine sky at night
Astronomy Now


Association for Astronomy Education
RAS Education Committee – competitions for schools and information leaflets.
On this site are 4 educational exercises aimed at students aged 16-19, but societies might find them interesting if running any sort of practical astronomy sessions. The exercises all relate to distance measuring.
Some experiments on Cosmic Rays
Links to a number of astronomy lessons
Another set of astronomy education experiments




sci.astro FAQ

Astronomy & Physics are covered here

Astronomy applications FAQ

The Bad Astronomy page at – this attempts to address some misconceptions about astronomy 

Planets for Kids – Informative page for kids which provides information on the planets in our solar system.


Places to Visit

Below is a list of a few astronomy related atractions that are mostly across the UK.

Armagh Planetarium

Birr Castle in Ireland

Centro de Observacao Astronomica no Algarve – COAA

Coats Observatory – Strathclyde

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Herstmonceux Science Centre in Sussex

Island Planetarium & Astronomy Resources Centre on the Isle of Wight

Jodrell Bank Science Centre and Arboretum

Les Granges: Sun and Stars in Southern France

Mills Observatory – Dundee

National Maritime Museum – Greenwich

The National Space Centre in Leicester

Thinktank – Birmingham’s Science Museum

Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth, Devon

South Downs Planetarium

Spaceguard Centre – Knighton

Spaceport – Liverpool

The Astronomy Centre in the Pennines on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border

Techniquest – Cardiff


Further places to visit can be found in the FAS Handbook.