Home Ed @ Bayfordbury

Home Ed @ Bayfordbury is our set of programmes to support Home Educators with Astronomy and Space studies.

The EYFS/KS1 programme is a nine session course with a different topic each month. Families are welcome to attend any number of events and can start anywhere. Activities include planetarium shows, use of telescopes, and lots of creating, exploring and fun! These sessions are aimed towards Reception and Key Stage 1 but all learners are welcome.

The KS2/3 programme is a seven session course with a different topic each month. Families are welcome to attend or children can be dropped off and picked up at the end of the session. Activities will be varied and hands on. These sessions are aimed at Key Stages 2 and 3 but all learners are welcome.

Please contact event coordinator Mily Riley at astro-events@herts.ac.uk with any queries.

Schedule

EYFS/KS1 Programme 1

Session 1: Introduction to Astronomy - Monday 11th September, 10am - 11.30am

Session 2:  Our Solar System - Monday 9th October, 10am - 11.30am

Session 3: The Moon - Monday 13th November, 10am - 12pm

Session 4: Rockets and Telescopes - Monday 11th December, 10am - 12pm

Session 5: Galaxies - Monday 8th January 2024, 10am - 12pm

Session 6: Planetary Geology - Monday 12th February, 10am - 12pm

Session 7: Astrobiology - Monday 11th March, 10am - 12pm

Session 8: Mars - Monday 8th April, 10am - 12pm

Session 9: Black holes

EYFS/KS1 Programme 2 (repeat)

Session 1:  Introduction to Astronomy - Monday 20th November, 10am - 12pm

Session 2:  Our Solar System - Monday 18th December, 10am - 12pm

Session 3: The Moon - Monday 15th January 2024, 10am - 12pm

Session 4: Rockets and Telescopes - Monday 19th February, 10am - 12pm

Session 5: Galaxies - Monday 18th March, 10am - 12pm

Session 6: Planetary Geology - Monday 15th April, 10am - 12pm

KS2/3 Programme 1

Session 1: Introduction to Astronomy - Thursday 15th February 1pm - 3pm

Session 2: Science in Real Life - Thursday 21st March 2pm - 4pm

Session 3: Space Telescopes - Thursday 18th April, 1pm - 3pm

Tickets

KS1 tickets cost £8 per learner, KS2 tickets cost £12 per learner. Please note, each ticket entitles the purchaser to 1 space in the planetarium. This can be either child alone, or child on adult lap. If more spaces are required, either for adult/child to sit separately, or for a younger sibling, the corresponding number of tickets need to be purchased.

Upcoming sessions:

KS1 Programme 1

Book tickets for Session 7: Astrobiology - Monday 11th March, 10am - 12pm

Book tickets for Session 8: Mars - Monday 8th April, 10am - 12pm

KS1 Programme 2 (repeat)

Book tickets for Session 5: Galaxies - Monday 18th March, 10am - 12pm

Book tickets for Session 6: Planetary Geology - Monday 15th April, 10am - 12pm

KS2 Programme 1

Book tickets for Session 1: Introduction to Astronomy - Thursday 15th February 1pm - 3pm

Book tickets for Session 2: Science in Real Life - Thursday 21st March 2pm - 4pm

Book tickets for Session 3: Space Telescopes - Thursday 18th April, 1pm - 3pm