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CYA Events

Cambridge Young Astronomers is a great opportunity for children from the age of  7 to 11 to learn about Science and Astronomy from a very young age. It consists of group meetings where children have the opportunity to do fun activities while learning.  Some of the speakers at the CYA are teenagers from our CA+ (Cambridge Astro Plus) events.

Location: Our events are usually held at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA)
A map and directions to the IoA are here.

Coach trips start from the IoA car park.

We often have a Star Party in September/October and will organise other events to coincide with any unusual astronomical occurrence, such as an eclipse or a bright comet.

You can join our mailing list for reminders at the bottom of this page on the footer.

  • CYA: Saturn
    CYA: Saturn
    Sat, 30 Mar
    Institute of Astronomy
    30 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    30 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    The sight of the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time almost always brings the word "Wow!" to the lips and is one of the most amazing sights in Astronomy. We'll talk about Saturn, its rings and some of its multitude of moons.
  • CYA: Black Holes
    CYA: Black Holes
    Sat, 27 Apr
    Institute of Astronomy
    27 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    27 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    We will look at the early ideas of these "dark stars" and how come something can exist but never be directly seen, only revealed by the effect of its gravity on passing objects
  • CYA: Our Sun
    CYA: Our Sun
    Sat, 25 May
    Institute of Astronomy
    25 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    25 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    Our Sun is a very ordinary star, perhaps a little more massive than the average, but nicely long-lived and stable, which is a good thing for us, and life on Earth. However it won't last forever, so what does the future hold, where did it come from and how did it form?
  • CYA: Rockets
    CYA: Rockets
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Institute of Astronomy
    29 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    This month we will talk all about how rockets work and hopefully have some demonstrations and the chance to build your own small, safe chemical rocket!
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