Astronomy Projects for Schools
In 2009 astronomers across the UK supported a variety of projects for schools, many of which are ongoing.
For example the Society for Popular Astronomy, in
collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society
and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, has
launched the Telescopes for
This initiative has placed a 70mm refractor telescope to about 1000 UK secondary schools, including more than 100 in
Scotland, to help inspire young people with the wonders of the night sky.
From Autumn 2009: support for autumn schools projects on the Moon and Jupiter
"Science Fair" projects for Primary Schools
As part of the Scottish Solar System, Glasgow University astronomers have run a series of science projects
for primary schools, in collaboration with the
Scottish Network for Able Pupils.
From Shetland to the Scottish Borders, pupils are investigating
'Moon hoax' conspiracy theories, and the search
for Life on other planets. Participating groups carry out
their own research, assisted by their teacher and Glasgow University astronomers, and at the end of the project the
groups present their work at a Science Fair.
We have also developed Moonwatch projects linking primary and secondary schools in Scotland and Western
To find out more about schools astronomy projects, please contact us.