Stargazing Oxford

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14:00 - 22:00
Denys Wilkinson Building
Keble Road
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Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

Join the Physics Department for Stargazing Oxford 2015 - try your hand at AstroCrafts (age 6+), listen to bite-sized flash talks on a wide range of fascinating topics covering the latest research in astronomy and astrophysics, present a space weather broadcast or talk to researchers about their work. You can also get some hints and tips about star-gazing at home, with workshops run by local experts from Oxfordshire amateur astronomy groups and the University physics department. At the event there will be opportunities to observe the night sky with our range of telescopes, tour the sky in an inflatable planetarium and more.

No booking is required, but if possible we request that disabled visitors and groups of 10+ contact us in advance. As in previous years, the number of guests we can accommodate in the building at any given time is limited, so you may have to queue outside on our covered walkway. You won’t be bored as there will be plenty of scientists outside too, entertaining you while you wait. Light refreshments will be available to buy from the canteen.

There is no parking available on site. There may be some pay and display parking on Keble Road and Norham Gardens, but we recommend you use Oxford Park and Ride if you are traveling from outside Oxford.