Astronomy Groups

The Astrophysics Research Institute participates in a number of events your astronomy group maybe interested in;


Merseyside Astronomy Day

Merseyside Astronomy Day

The MAD is an annual event which includes a series of talks from a range of professional astrophysicists, together with a popular Ask the Astronomer panel session.

For more details see the MAD website


Distance Learning Courses

Building on our 15 years of experience delivering distance learning courses to astronomy students around the world we are pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of courses designed to take advantage of the modern internet and recent developments in astronomy.



This is an annual exhibition and conference celebrating astronomy and space exploration, held by Astronomy Now magazine at Kensington Conference and Events Centre in west London. It is a two-day event, taking place over a Friday and a Saturday usually in the first half of February. A trade show consisting of dozens of exhibitors and telescope dealers covers three floors of the town hall. The Distance Learning team have attended this event 10 times in the last 14 years.