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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge


Online outreach activities

During this period of social distancing, we are pleased to announce that we will offering a range of online astronomy talks and activities.

We will be offering a series of online public astronomy activities via our YouTube channel:

YouTubeOn YouTube we are pleased to offer weekly interactive astronomy sessions for children, a weekly 'ask an astronomer' livestream, and regular public lectures.

Children's astronomy talks we have put out so far:

We will also be offering free 'Skype a Scientist' sessions, where your family can be connected with an astronomer for a space-related chat, a Q+A session, or just to discover new images and videos. Perfect if you are looking for an interactive activity for children (of all ages) during the shutdown period. If you are interested in setting up a Skype chat with an astronomer, please email the Kavli outreach officer .


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.


Podcast: The AstroPod

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology (in association with the Institute of Astronomy and is proud to present The Astropod, a monthly astronomy news podcast.

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 .