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Come and explore the wonders of the universe at the Astrocampus, the University of York’s observatory. We offer evening and daytime openings for secondary school and sixth form groups. An Astrocampus visit can be a stand alone activity or can be part of a wider taster day, including lectures and experimental work. 

Individual sixth form students may also be interested in applying for a Nuffield Research Placement, which can take place on the Astrocampus. 

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Binding Blocks

Discover nuclear physics research with activities centred on an 8m-long representation of the Nuclide Chart, built using over 25,000 LEGO® bricks!

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Online curriculum-linked Nuclear Physics Masterclasses are also available, with options for pre-16 (GCSE or equivalent) and post-16 (A-level or equivalent) students and teachers. 

Register for a Nuclear Physics Masterclass

Work experience

Your chance to explore fascinating physics and engineering topics, meet world-leading experts and get a taste of what life as a researcher is like. 

We offer a broad science work experience programme for students in years 10 or 11, and specialised programmes in physics and engineering for year 12 students.  

Applications open in October 2022. 

Physics Review

Physics Review is a magazine for physics students studying for AS/A-level, Higher, Pre-U, IB or equivalent qualifications. 

Articles in each issue explore physics in situations ranging from everyday applications to frontier research, while regular features by teachers and examiners provide guidance on maths, practical skills and tackling exam questions. The magazine is published four times a year and is available only on subscription from the publishers.


Nuffield Research Placements

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