From 1-30 April 2021, national charity UK Astronomy will be hosting its first ever Online Astronomy Festival.
Aylesbury Town Council are delighted to be supporting this event. They will be joined by a host of guest speakers including:
- Nasa Solar System Ambassador Janelle Harrier-Wilson
- Astro photographer Wil Cheung from Wil Photography
- Author of sky guides Richard Bartlett
- Mark Taylor from TGP Nominal
- UK Astronomy youngest volunteer 8-year-old Aston Smith will also be running a session
- And even more guest speakers to be confirmed.
The UK Astronomy festival is a month-long festival of free talks and events aimed at beginners to inspire them to go out and look up! As its the Easter holidays and the last month for dark nights in the astronomy season UK Astronomy thought it’s a great time to celebrate this awesome hobby. They have lots of talks from science experiments to a tour of the solar system, there should be something for everyone to enjoy.
“This is our first online festival, and we are really hoping it will inspire more people to go outside and look up at the amazing objects in our night sky. “Because there are a billion worlds in your back garden…” Founder, Ross Hockham
All the UK Astronomy Festival events will be lived streamed into their Facebook Group. Be sure to join their Facebook Group to ensure you can watch at home by clicking here.
About UK Astronomy
UK Astronomy’s mission is to educate, inspire and enthuse by sharing our passion for space. They do this by offering astronomy outreach and public engagement for anyone who thinks space is awesome and wants to find out how it works! To find out more please visit their website or email UK Astronomy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org