Public Events

The ARI organises and attends many public outreach events through the year. We can bring a stand for an exhibition space, workshops or hands-on activities for families, or speakers for a wide range of audiences, so if you would like us to attend an upcoming event please email


Some Previous Events

Bluedot Festival 2019

ARI at Bluedot 2019: Helping two children with a Moonsaic puzzle

Described as "four days of music, science and cosmic culture", bluedot is an annual festival at the Jodrell Bank Observatory. With a special remote observing session by the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Islands, and a stand in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, we had a great time sharing some of our research with all comers.


Under the Moon 2018

Lecture as part of the Under the Moon festival

Held under the amazing Museum of the Moon exhibit by artists Luke Jerram in the vast spaces of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Under the Moon was a specially-curated programme of lunar-inspired events including an Astrophysics lecture and discussion led by ARI staff.


NSO: Dark Matter garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

NSO: Dark Matter garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Following on from our Gold-medal winning success at the Tatton RHS Flow Show in 2013, we took the next step up to exhibit a garden at the the RHS Flower Show 2015. Winning another Gold Medal, and even the "Best In Category" Award, it was a great success, with fantastic feedback from visitors at the Show and lots of national and international media coverage (including an estimated 200 million global TV audience).

The garden has now been relocated to the STFC Daresbury Laboratory