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The Department of Physics offers a wide range of activities for the public, families, and school students of all ages.  Explore the mysteries of space with a visit to the University's observatory, the Astrocampus; find out about nuclear physics using Lego; take part in hands-on workshops; and much more.  

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What we offer

Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions, we regret that the Astrocampus is not open at this time, and we are not offering any in-person workshops or activities.  However, we continue to offer a wide range of online opportunities.  Please sign up to our mailing lists and/or email us if you are interested in finding out more:


Explore the wonders of the Universe at the Astrocampus, the University of York’s observatory. With a wide range of telescopes and space-themed activities for all ages, the site is open to groups and individuals.


Workshops, activities and visits to excite and inspire children with science. Visit us at the Astrocampus for space-themed activity days or we can visit you with our inflatable planetarium, workshops and wizz-bang assemblies.


Get involved with work experience weeks, awards ceremonies, and talks! Visit the University observatory, Astrocampus; find out about nuclear physics using Lego; or try experimental work in our undergraduate laboratories.

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