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KICC outreach activities

Astronomy Outreach for Schools

We are happy to provide astronomy outreach for school groups (at any keystage) who are studying astronomy. Generally this involves an astronomer coming to visit your school, but we can also arrange for your class to visit the department. Follow this link for more information.

Project 'AstroEast'

Since the start of 2019 we have been running the flagship project `AstroEast’, designed to extend our existing outreach efforts beyond the Cambridge area. We are working with schools across Norfolk, Suffolk, and Peterborough to deliver a variety of astronomy teaching sessions, workshops, and science clubs designed around Kavli research themes. Follow this link for more information.

Cambridge LaunchPad

Starting in 2018, The Kavli (alongside the Institute of Astronomy) has become a partner institution with Cambridge LaunchPad ( Cambridge LaunchPad is a movement led by Cambridge science, technology and engineering companies, investing their talent and resources to inspire young people into STEM careers. Specifically, it was designed to address the significant gender gap which exist in STEM employment. Follow this link for more information. 

Open afternoon at KICC

On the last weekend of the Cambridge Science Festival the Kavli opens the doors to the public at our annual KICC/IoA Open Afternoon. We provide talks, displays, demonstrations, and activities, promoting Kavli research themes to an audience of all ages. These are staffed by volunteers among the researchers and students at the Kavli and IoA. The next KICC Open Afternoon will be March 21st 2020.


Contact Kavli Outreach

If you need more information or have any questions, please get in touch with the Kavli Outreach Officer .

KICC Annual Report 2018

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Detecting galaxy halo heating from accreting black holes

Oct 25, 2019

Scientists at the Kavli Institute have identified hot gas around the most luminous quasar at an epoch when the universe was less than 4 billion years old.

Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

Oct 17, 2019

“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge.

A Reanalysis of Planck

Oct 14, 2019

Members of KICC since its foundation and longstanding members of the Planck collaboration, Prof. George Efstathiou and Dr. Steven Gratton recently uploaded their detailed reanalysis of the Planck satellite Cosmic Microwave Background data to the arXiv preprint server.

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