Outreach Programme

The skies are for everyone...

Newbury AS have a vibrant outreach programme that aims to bring the joys of astronomy to as many people as possible, young or old. If you know of an event that might benefit from a society presence/stand, or a group who might be interested in a talk on astronomy or even some guided stargazing, do get in touch with George on the outreach@newburyastro.org.uk email address


Talk - Thatcham U3A

Date: 13th September 2024

Location: The Frank Hutchins Hall, Thatcham (private event)

Thatcham Festival

Date: 12th October 2024

Location: Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP

(Totally open to the public)

The Parkinson's Society, Newbury & District Branch

Date: 23rd October 2024

Location: The President's Room, Falkland Cricket Club, Wash Common

Recent events:

Observing Evening

Date: 13th October 2023, 7pm to 9pm

Location: Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre

(Open to the public. Book through Thatcham Town Council)

Thatcham Town Festival

Date: 14th October 2023, all day from 10am

Location: Thatcham Broadway

(Open to the public)

Talk & Demonstration for Astro Badge - Newbury 4th Scouts

Talk & Demonstration - 1st Thatcham Brownies

Stargazing 2024 at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Date: 19th January 2024

Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 0QX

(Sold out!

Moon Talk - Elliot Beaver Group

Date: 23rd January 2024

Talk & Demonstration - Newbury Air Cadets

Date: 31st January 2024

Observing Event at the Earth Trust https://earthtrust.org.uk/events/stargazing/

Date: 13th February 2024

Location: Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ 

(Open to the Public, but sold out!)

Talk & Demonstration - Pangbourne Guides

Date: 19th February 2024

Location: Pangbourne Village Hall (private event)

Talk - South West Herts Astronomy Association 

Date: 23rd February 2024

Location: Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

Talk & Demonstration/Observing - Thatcham Brownies

Date: 17th May 2024

Location: Thirtover Place, Cold Ash

Tadley Treacle Fayre

Date: 2nd June 2024

Location: Tadley Show Ground, Saunders Fields, Tadley RG26 4FF

(Totally open to the public)

Berkshire YFC Country Fayre


Date: 16th June 2024

Location: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ 

(Totally open to the public)

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Open Week


Date: 25th, 26th and 29th June 2024

Location: Harwell Campus, Harwell, Didcot OX11 0QX

(Totally open to the public on Saturday 29th)

Thatcham Family Fun Day


Date: 30th June 2024

Location: HENWICK WORTHY SPORTS GROUND, Henwick Lane, Thatcham RG18 3BN 

(Totally open to the public)