Soton Astrodome

Soton Astrodome This academic year (2019/2020) we are doing a strategic program focusing on our Aurora research with year 8 students at 4 local schools. We will also be running several #SotonAstroArt exhibits in Southampton and Poole.
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The planetarium shows consists of both guided tours of the constellations and current astronomy events which can be seen in the nightsky above England. We also offer an award-winning show called 'We are Astronomers' which features the voice of David Tennant (Dr Who). The astrodome school visits are run by Astronomer Dr Sadie Jones and a team of Postgraduate and Undergraduate Astronomy students based at University of Southampton.

Operating as usual

Had great fun today giving my #AuroraQuest talk at the Space Cafe Tokyo about @theaurorazoo expedition to Norway. You ca...
30/07/2020

Had great fun today giving my #AuroraQuest talk at the Space Cafe Tokyo about @theaurorazoo expedition to Norway. You can watch the talk on the Space Cafe Tokyo YouTube channel (it’s labelled July 2020) - may feature polar bears ⭐️🤩🌙💫🔭🌙🤸🏼‍♂️ #aurorazoo @ Southampton

Was a bit sad/weird going into the department yesterday to get my computer and seeing my calendar still on March :( #cov...
28/07/2020

Was a bit sad/weird going into the department yesterday to get my computer and seeing my calendar still on March :( #covid2020 #wfh #wfhlife @ Physics and Astronomy Southampton

How many times will I wear this dress to film during lockdown ? That is the question? At least I won’t have inconsistenc...
01/07/2020

How many times will I wear this dress to film during lockdown ? That is the question? At least I won’t have inconsistency issues when I’m editing the footage 😊

A year ago, hanging out in a field with these two legends having the time of our lives... oh and working 🤩🤗😉Miss you Cor...
30/06/2020

A year ago, hanging out in a field with these two legends having the time of our lives... oh and working 🤩🤗😉Miss you Cordi. Miss you Brandon. @glastofest #glastonbury #science #friends #coleagues #bffgoals #squadgoals @ Glastonbury Festival

Woo hoo the #SotonAstroArt competition has gone INTERNATIONAL!
24/06/2020

Woo hoo the #SotonAstroArt competition has gone INTERNATIONAL!

Still can’t get over how amazing our first #SotonAstroArt art competition submission is! There’s now plenty of time to g...
24/06/2020

Still can’t get over how amazing our first #SotonAstroArt art competition submission is! There’s now plenty of time to get your entries in as we’ve extended the competition deadline till 13th Sept 2020. Gogogo Get Creative!!! #sciart #supernova

Want to chill out in this heat?Download our free #StressLessSupernova colouring-in sheet here: https://sotonastroart.fil...
23/06/2020

Want to chill out in this heat?

Download our free #StressLessSupernova colouring-in sheet here:

https://sotonastroart.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/sotonastroartcolouringinsheet.pdf

Public Engagement with Research unit
23/06/2020

Public Engagement with Research unit

Today, the 23rd June, marks International Women in Engineering Day! To celebrate #INWED20, we're sending out 200 Women in STEM-themed activity packs to guide groups and students around Southampton! But they're not the only ones who can get in on the fun - you can make your own Women in STEM top trumps using our online resource here: https://www.efolio.soton.ac.uk/blog/talk2usguidebook/online-resources/women-in-stem/

We're also inviting guides, schools, and families across Southampton and the rest of the UK to send us your top trumps of inspirational Women in STEM and tag #ShapeTheWorld #INWED20 #INWED1919

22/06/2020
A Mysterious Supermassive BlackHole - Online Taster Lecture by Dr Sadie Jones

I’ve just uploaded my ‘Mysterious Supermassive Black Hole' Webinar/Taster Lecture for A-level students onto our Soton Astrodome YouTube Channel.

Learn all about Active Galactic Nuclei - specifically NGC 4051 which is the object I did my PhD research on! #astronomy

https://youtu.be/vITblP6s7P0

This A-level Taster lecture was put together for an online summer school for those students interested in Physics and Astrophysics. Dr Sadie Jones introduces...

We’ve decided to extend the deadline for our #SotonAstroArt competition to Sunday 13th Sept 2020 to give people more tim...
19/06/2020
Art Competition

We’ve decided to extend the deadline for our #SotonAstroArt competition to Sunday 13th Sept 2020 to give people more time to get creative and learn some astrophysics!

Yay! Happy Creating.

Please help spread the word about the competition. It is open to EVERYONE across the whole wide world!

#astronomy #sciart #scienceart #supernova #darkenergy

Everyone is invited to make a piece of Astronomy inspired art this summer! Learn about exciting astronomy research on Supernova Stars and Dark Energy. Create your art while you learn Astrophysics! …

Back in my solar system dress to film my Black Hole AGN talk for an Alevel summer school ... I actually had to record it...
18/06/2020

Back in my solar system dress to film my Black Hole AGN talk for an Alevel summer school ... I actually had to record it twice because the first time it didn’t record sound. So annoying. But it’s done now... onto the editing! #newworld #astronomy @startorialist

18/06/2020
Solent Youth Action

Solent Youth Action

This week we begin the Plant Project; supplying local young people Packs to grow veg plants at home from seed to eventually be planted at our #charity #allotment. That way, they remain involved in the project until we can welcome them back on site.

If your child is aged 10- 17, has a Hampshire gateway card, lives in or near #Southampton, #Eastleigh, #Fareham or #Winchester and would like to get involved please get in touch. It’s completely free.

#autism #autismawareness #disability #hampshire #plantpower #community

Still locked down in Wales... ran around the field next to my parents house today listening to the Master, Carl Sagan......
16/06/2020

Still locked down in Wales... ran around the field next to my parents house today listening to the Master, Carl Sagan... it’s nice listening to this actually because he wrote it in 1994 & I really miss those simple times & obvs Carl is a legend 💜🔭🤩💫🤸🏼‍♂️ stay safe everyone ⭐️😀👩🏼‍🔧 #workworkwork

03/06/2020
Dr Jones talks about the first crewed SpaceX launch to the ISS

This video was made to assist/inspire children and young people who are doing space themed work during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Dr Jones tells you some interesting facts about the recent SpaceX astronaut launch to the International Space Station (ISS).

This video was made to assist/inspire children and young people who are doing space themed work during the Coronavirus lockdown. Dr Jones tells you some inte...

Looks like I am going to be on BBC Radio Solent tomorrow morning (8.40am) talking about the NASA Space X launch that has...
29/05/2020

Looks like I am going to be on BBC Radio Solent tomorrow morning (8.40am) talking about the NASA Space X launch that has been rescheduled…

...just reading some articles about it. The Welsh part of me (100% of me) is enjoying that the Crew capsule is called the Dragon capsule! 🐉

Photocredit: insta 💙@courtywho

22/05/2020
#SotonAstroArt competition: Lockdown with Sadie Video 4

https://youtu.be/psOcRiD4nCw

Here is #SotonAstroArt competition lockdown Video 4... and I've still not finished my art work in this one but hopefully you are enjoying the video titles as I take the mick of myself repeatedly lol...

p.s. Video editing takes ages, I never realised...

Dr Sadie Jones is still trying to finish her art work and we are now on video 4... her art is starting to take shape in this clip but lockdown life is really...

Do checkout our lockdown videos for the launch of the #SotonAstroArt competition today! They are all on our SotonAstrodo...
22/05/2020

Do checkout our lockdown videos for the launch of the #SotonAstroArt competition today! They are all on our SotonAstrodome YouTube channel 🎥Sadie filmed these from her parents dining room in Wales & the final 2 videos will be uploaded today ready for the #SOTSEF goes digital launch 🙂 @uos_engagement @uos.international the competition is now open to EVERYONE - of all ages! Across the world! #Astronomy #sciart #creative

21/05/2020
#SotonAstroArt competition Launch video 3

The next #SotonAstroArt competition video is up... Sadie's art is starting to take shape but lockdown life is really quite distracting for her it seems ... so she probably won't finish her attempt till video 5... (apologies!)

BUT, I hope you are enjoying this daily journey through the life cycle of the star and Sadie's mind... & we are all looking forward to the official #SOTSEF goes digital launch tomorrow 🎉😆

https://youtu.be/H9pYIhDCLdE

Dr Sadie Jones makes a start on her #SotonAstroArt themed art work; she discusses the life cycle of stars including blue stars in Orion's belt; Betelgeuse, t...

20/05/2020
#SotonAstroArt competition Launch Video 2

Here is video 2 of me introducing the #SotonAstroArt competition from the dinning room- check it out: https://youtu.be/qMhJOkhQ9Us

And please share our competition website (https://sotonastroart.wordpress.com/competition/)with any young people who might want to get creative and learn about #astronomy during the lockdown.

Dr Sadie Jones is back, broadcasting from lockdown, to give you more information about the #SotonAstroArt competition, how you can enter and give you some id...

19/05/2020

We just reached 500 likes!
Yay SotonAstrodome #OurGreatestTeam

Actually got dressed up and put some makeup on to film the YouTube videos for the #SotonAstroArt competition launch. You...
18/05/2020

Actually got dressed up and put some makeup on to film the YouTube videos for the #SotonAstroArt competition launch. You can see the next video on our SotonAstrodome YouTube channel when #SOTSEF goes Digital starts on Fri 22nd @uos_engagement #astronomy #blackholes #supernova #darkenergy @ Blackwood, Caerphilly

18/05/2020
SotonAstroArt Competition Launch video for #SOTSEF goes digital

As part of 'Southampton Science and Engineering Festival goes digital!' we are today launching our #SotonAstroArt art competition for young people who are 18 or under!

More information about our competition is here:
https://sotonastroart.wordpress.com/competition/

& I am releasing a series of 3 lockdown videos on our YouTube channel (filmed on my Dad's new iPhone SE haha) explaining the competition and how you can get involved :D

https://youtu.be/pqvAqkG8zFg

Dr Sadie Jones briefly introduces the research of the Supernova group at the University of Southampton. More videos to follow explaining our #SotonAstroArt a...

Very excited that #SotonAstroArt is going to be part of #SOTSEF goes Digital. I will upload a taster video for our compe...
15/05/2020

Very excited that #SotonAstroArt is going to be part of #SOTSEF goes Digital. I will upload a taster video for our competition here later today :D

ONE WEEK TO GO! Join the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Festival for #SOTSEF Goes Digital! From Friday 22nd May, we will bring research and art to your home to explore, create, discuss, connect & get inspired (with new content gradually released through the weeks)! 🌈

Ooh and more exciting news today :D from Public Engagement with Research unit
28/04/2020

Ooh and more exciting news today :D from Public Engagement with Research unit

📢 BREAKING NEWS: the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Festival is coming back... with a digital twist! SAVE THE DATE: from Friday 22nd May to Saturday 25th July #SOTSEF Goes Digital will bring scientists and artists to your home to discover, create, discuss, connect & get inspired! 🌈

My work from home attire is on point 💜🤩💫🔭🌙⭐️👩🏼‍🔧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #stayhome #staysafe #workfromhome
28/04/2020

My work from home attire is on point 💜🤩💫🔭🌙⭐️👩🏼‍🔧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #stayhome #staysafe #workfromhome

Engineering - University of Southampton
20/04/2020

Engineering - University of Southampton

“The NHS is in dire need of PPE to support those tirelessly putting their lives on the line in the fight against the coronavirus," Fergus McKenzie-Wilson.

Fergus is a University of Southampton Aeronautics and Astronautics student.
He's leading a group of engineering students and graduates, who are 3D printing thousands of protective face masks for #NHS #Frontline staff during the #Covid-19 #pandemic.

We can't thank you all enough for the selfless bravery you're all showing.
👏👏👏👏👏

Tell me more: http://ow.ly/X3x250ziN6B

#InThisTogether

Soton Astrodome's cover photo
07/04/2020

Soton Astrodome's cover photo

Getting creative at home in between virtual meetings... I think it’s so important to remember the risk the people delive...
07/04/2020

Getting creative at home in between virtual meetings... I think it’s so important to remember the risk the people delivering mail & packages are in too #thankyou #heroes #stayhome #covidkindness #rainbowtrail

If you are feeling creative :)
06/04/2020

If you are feeling creative :)

Space to Create! is happening in people’s own homes across the country. Check out these fantastic flags created in response to our call out for flags that celebrate the things you love.
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Why don’t you join in? Full details are on our website on how to get involved. Share your flags with us by tagging your posts with @johnhansardgallery or using #JHGflags and we will showcase them here.

These amazing flags are by Imogen, age 9, Oscar, age 7, Riya, age 7. Thanks for sharing your amazing designs!

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#JHGEngagement // #JHGSpacetoCreate // #LetsCreate // #DesignYourFlag // #Southampton // #SupportSotonArts

Arts Council England • Arts at University of Southampton • University of Southampton Visual • Visual Arts South West

http://www.physics.org/marvinandmilo.asp Just FYI There are 100's of fun science activities you can do at home with the ...
03/04/2020
Marvin and Milo | physics.org

http://www.physics.org/marvinandmilo.asp Just FYI There are 100's of fun science activities you can do at home with the kids on the Institute of Physics website.

Check them out! There should be a 'Marvin and Milo Try at home' activity/cartoon that your kids fancy and the experiments are usually stuff you can find in the home.

The full list of activities is in the drop down 'cartoon' menu at the top 💪😀 #StayHome #WeGotThis

Marvin and Milo

Being doing some data entry today while #wfh ... I’ve been writing out what primary students wrote down they learned aft...
31/03/2020

Being doing some data entry today while #wfh ... I’ve been writing out what primary students wrote down they learned after an astrodome show ... it’s warming my heart in these difficult times I’ll be honest :) 💫🤩⭐️😝😊... I also learned that if you say ‘Jupiter has close to 70 moons’ in a Welsh accent that it sounds like you are saying 17. #stayhome #wegotthis #planetarium #evaluation #impact #learning @ Pontllanfraith

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So our Stargazing Live! evening event #StarSoton is tonight. Event starts at 5.30pm. There are free talks on Supernova and Dinosaurs at 7pm and 8pm. And much much more- see image below. AND Dare I say it, but I can see the sky!!!
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