UK Astronomy was started by one man in a field with a passion for the skies and a desire to find friends to share that passion with. Now, it is a registered charity with an online membership of over 23,000 across the UK and an active face-to-face outreach program educating across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and beyond.
The UK Astronomy Facebook group serves as a hub of knowledge, with members from across the UK who are willing to chat, help, and advise you on pretty much any space related subject. The charity shares monthly guides about what’s happening in the sky that people may enjoy seeing either with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope. We also run a free annual photo competition, the details of which you can find on our website.
Offering diverse and engaging outreach workshops for schools, Scouting and Guiding groups, U3A, WI, Rotary groups, and more, UK Astronomy invites you to step into our Mobile Planetarium for a 360-degree learning experience. Safely explore the Sun's surface in our Solar Workshop, dive into the Solar System with inflatable planets, and embark on a stargazing adventure with our (weather-dependent) Stargazing evenings, all led by knowledgeable volunteers.
With a mission to make stargazing accessible to all, Ross and his astro buddies generously contribute their time to running the Facebook group and outreach program, fostering a safe and friendly environment for everyone, from novices to seasoned astronomers.
More than just a charity, UK Astronomy is a close-knit community fuelled by a shared passion for the cosmos!
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: