Full report on the “Speed of Light Challenge” now available.

The organiser, James Appleton (Orwell Astronomical Society) has published a comprehensive report on the project, available here: http://www.oasi.org.uk/Obsvns/20140518_Romer_revisited.pdf   We are very grateful to James for his support. Our own page about the project can be seen by clicking the “Speed of Light” link.


Star Count 2014 – results are out.

9th April 2014:  The results for starcount 2014 are now published on the CPRE website at http://www.cpre.org.uk/media-centre/latest-news-releases/item/3583-star-count-2014-a-dark-outlook-for-starry-skies Regrettably these show a continued trend in the UK to increased light pollution.  Many National Astronomy Week events contributed to these results – our thanks to all who participated.


Coverage of NAW on Pythagoras’ Trousers

Please visit http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/physicsoutreach/2014/02/28/pythagorean-astronomy-asteroids-supernovae-and-national-astronomy-week/ to see a recent episode of Pythagoras’ Trousers, which includes great coverage about National Astronomy Week


Binocular Sky

Please find a copy of the latest edition of the excellent Binocular Sky Newsletter available to download from the Resources page.  This Newsletter is packed full with interesting and useful information.  Enjoy!


Sounds of Jupiter

Wish to hear the sounds that Jupiter makes?  Please follow this link, http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/,  and then choose the Sample Audio page to find recordings of the sounds of Jupiter.


Congratulations to our Draw Winner, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Congratulations to our Draw Winner, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, who have won a telescope from Astronomia.  Our thanks also to Astronomia.


News: Astrofest, and improvements to the website.

Hi all – this item was written at Astrofest, where NAW was announced and there was great interest. We met many members of organisations planning events, and had a great time! We’ve improved this website, by adding new pages and an Observing section. There’s now an article on choosing a telescope and a page which […]


National Astronomy Week now has a Wikipedia entry

We’ve now created a Wikipedia article that describes National Astronomy Week, including the long history and the previous events run. You can see this article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Astronomy_Week


British Science Association

We are delighted to have reached agreement to work closely with the British Science Association (BSA) to jointly publicise our respective 2014 events.  BSA are organising National Science & Engineering Week (NSEW) from 14th to 23rd March 2014.  This is an annual UK-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.  NSEW aims to stimulate and […]