Talks for Primary level

As well as the planetarium Sadie and her team have many astronomy outreach talks (in powerpoint presentation form) including hands-on activities which we also offer to schools for free.

Talk titles:

All talks are about 30-50 minutes in length. We will require a projector and screen at the location, but can provide own laptop and dvi cable. Please email us with preferred dates and we will see what we can do.

Aliens in the Universe & Extrasolar Planets (Primary to GCSE)

-presented by Astronomy Undergrads and PhD students or Sadie.

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This talk includes use of inflatable planets for Primary-Year 7 students to help them learn the order of the planets in our solar system. We also discuss where aliens might be able to live in the solar system and the Universe and talk about exoplanets and what these Aliens might look like :)

Send Sadie an email if you want her or one of the team to come to the school to give this Primary of this talk. Please put 'Aliens Talk' as the subject of the email.

Speakers for Schools from Physics and Astronomy

There is also a list of other University of Southampton staff from the department of Physics and Astronomy who are happy to give talks to schools on the

Speakers for Schools webpage.

As with the planetarium, speakers can only come to schools within a 1.5 hour travel limit from the University.

School Talks / Workshops in your area ?


The University of Southampton have an Outreach centre which offer many workshops and Talks for schools for all areas of Science, Engineering, Humanities etc etc.

The full list of events the university offers schools can be found on the website below:

University Outreach


For school workshops and mobile planetarium in your area try the general online directory.

Find School workshops in your area in the online directory.

Email Sadie

to book a free astronomy talk at your school..