Future Campus Events
For more info on future campus events, please keep checking this page and/or follow our tweets from @SotonAstrodome.


Past Campus Events

IOP Lecture series - Physics Building- every month, starting Thur 28th January 2016

Register for free tickets HERE

Mercury Transit, Mon 9th May 2016 - Outside Building 46 and on the roof of Building 46

Eventbrite - View the Mercury Transit of the Sun with ASTROSOC

Melanie Windridge - Northern Lights Evening Lecture - Physics Building- Wed 24th February 2016


For info on this event click HERE!

BBC Stargazing Live! Evening - 5.30-9pm - Physics Building- Wed 13th January 2016

Eventbrite - Stargazing Live 2016 - Wed 13th January

Christmas Lectures - 6-7pm - Physics Building- Mon 30th Nov and Wed 2nd Dec 2015

Eventbrite - Christmas Lectures 2015

BBC Stargazing Live! Evening - 5-9pm - Physics Building- Thur 19th March 2015

Eventbrite - Stargazing Live 2015 - Thur 19th March



BBC Stargazing Live TV Shows- 18th - 20th March 2015

pic Please note the official BBC Stargazing Live TV programs will be broadcast in March 2015(not January as with previous years). This is so the TV broadcasts will be able to talk about the solar eclipse which is happening on the 20th March 2015.

To learn more about the BBC Stargazing Live programs click here

Please note we will not be able to see a total solar eclipse from here in the UK, only a partial eclipse, visible between 8am - 10am. It will look like THIS!

For more info on this and other campus events keep checking this page and follow our tweets from @SotonAstrodome.

Stargazing Live! Study Day -10am-4pm- Sat 17th Jan 2015.

This event is being organised in collaboration with the Life Long Learning Centre at the University of Southampton.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

10-10.30-The night sky throughout the history of humankind-Prof Malcolm Coe

10.30-11.15-Supernovae - Stars going out with a Bang– PhD student Robert Firth

11.15-11.30 Break

11.30-12.15 Interactive Planetarium show inside the mobile planetarium (Soton Astrodome) – PhD student Chris Frohmaier & Dr Sadie Jones

12.15-1.15 Lunch

1.15-2.00 Stars in Coalition- PhD student Juan Hernandez

2.00 -2.15 Break

2.15-3.00 Black Holes - PhD student Sam Connolly

3.00-3.45 Earth's Aurora and Magnetosphere - Dr Rob Fear

3.45-4.00 BBC Stargazing live event on campus 18th March, BBC TV Shows & partial solar eclipse visible on 20th March & Questions & Discussion - Dr Sadie Jones

For more info on this study day click here !!


Stargazing Live Evening Event - Campus - Wed 7th Jan 2015
Eventbrite - Stargazing Live 2015 - Wed 7th Jan

For more info on our campus events keep checking this page and follow our tweets from @SotonAstrodome.


Christmas Lecture - Extreme Science- by Huw Mark James - Tue 16th Dec 2014
Eventbrite - The Science of Extreme Sports - Christmas Lecture



Grand Opening of the New 6 metre Astrodome - Monday 20th Oct 2014

5-6pm VC open new dome and presenting astrodome team with awards

6-6.40 screening of new show 'Back to the Moon for Good'

6.50-7.30 We Are Astronomers(WAA) 12min & Stellarium

7.30-8 WAA 25 min screening

8-8.30 WAA12min & Stellarium

8.30-9 WAA12min & Stellarium

9pm - Close

Eventbrite - Grand Opening of the New 6m Astrodome Planetarium


Science and Engineering Day- Sat 22nd March 2014



National Astronomy Week celebrates Women in Astronomy- Saturday 8th March 2014
We held a special FREE Stargazing evening event to celebrate National Astronomy Week and International Womens day.

Eventbrite - National Astronomy Week celebrates Women in Astronomy



BBC Stargazing Live - Wednesday 8th January 2014

The event will follow the same format as our evening event for Stargazing live last January 2013. See this page for more information on the likely activities of the day.

Eventbrite - Stargazing Live 2014 at the University of Southampton, Building 46

To learn more about our Stargazing Live campus events click here

To learn more about the BBC Stargazing Live programs click here




Science and Engineering Family day- Saturday 22nd March 2014
We do 5 free planetarium shows in the Physics building as part of science & engineering week every March.

These show are aimed at families who want to learn about science and space in general.

Please be aware that for all general public events places inside the dome are LIMITED

Only 26 places per show...

booking is NECESSARY !!!

In most cases bookings are made on the day using a sign up sheet outside the dome or in Garden Court. Please turn up EARLY to avoid disappointment.

For news of future events and ways to book please watch this space and/or sign up to be on our mailing list (email me your details with the email subject 'Astro Events' ) !!

Email Sadie

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