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Outreach

The Universe belongs us all... or perhaps it belongs to no one.

We who study the Universe, the astronomers here at Lund Observatory, are always happy to share stories and insight with the public. Here are some examples of what we do:

  • Lund Observatory astronomers give talks at the annual NMT days. These talks are aimed at high school students and their teachers.
  • Our weekly seminars are open to all who wish to attend, but do require some basic understanding of astrophysics.
  • You can enjoy the starry skies at the Lund University Planetarium, which is open to the public on weekends and school holidays
  • On culture night we open the doors to the observatory with lectures, activities and stargazing (weather permitting).
  • We encourage university students interested in anstronomy and/or astrophysics join the astronomy club ALVA .
  • Our astronomers give courses/seminars to local teachers on a semi-regular basis.
  • During special astronomical events, such as the recent Mercury transit, we take out the telescopes and invite the public to come stargazing with us.
Lund University Planetarium demonstration. Photo.
ALVA meeting. PHoto.
Mercury transit event. Photo.