School of Physics & Astronomy

Outreach - School/Public

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The School of Physics & Astronomy is engaged in a wide range of activities designed to help get schools and the wider community involved in cutting-edge physics and astronomy. If you want to take part in any of these free programmes, or would like to develop some new activity with us, contact the School of Physics & Astronomy's Outreach Officer.


Public lectures and events

We are happy to announce that we are meeting in-person for our future Science Lectrue Series:

  • Molecule Makers by Dr Miriam O'Duill
    Thursday 19 June 6-7pm
    B1, Phyiscs and Astronomy Building, UP Campus
  • First light: switching on the stars at the dawn of time
    Thursday 16 June 6-7pm
    B1, Phyiscs and Astronomy Building, UP Campus

How did I get into research?

Read the stories and understand the routes our researchers took to get into their unique field of work. 

The Infaltiverse

University of Nottingham's Inflatable Planetarium

Our inflatible plantarium is managed and run by our Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. We take part in public events (must be indoors) and visit local primary schools as part of the University's Widening Participation programme.

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Schools lectures and events

Year 12 Work Experience Programme - 4-8th July 2022

This is an opportunity to experience the exciting world of research at first hand. The programme is completely free but selection criteria apply and only 21 places are available.

Year 10 Taster Days  - currently not running this year due to the pandemic

These are intended to give pupils an insight into Physics at University. The experience includes practicals in our teaching labs - a talk about careers from one of our academic scientists - interaction with current students, a campus tour and lively demonstrations.

Please note that this event is under constant review.  Keep checking the website for further updates.

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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