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.

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.
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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

Working from home (in the south wales valleys) is a lot more bearable because of these 3 lovely doggies ... and my Dad o...
24/03/2020

Working from home (in the south wales valleys) is a lot more bearable because of these 3 lovely doggies ... and my Dad offering advice on data analysis and my Mam bringing me tea :) #covid_19 #wfh #wfhlife #wegotthis #stayhome @ Blackwood, Caerphilly

Home office set up... we got this! ⭐️🌙🤩🔭💫 #workfromhome
17/03/2020

Home office set up... we got this! ⭐️🌙🤩🔭💫 #workfromhome

Amazing photos from inside our Photon Shop featuring #SotonAstroArt, Light wave, light harp, Supernova, Aurora Zoo and P...
11/03/2020

Amazing photos from inside our Photon Shop featuring #SotonAstroArt, Light wave, light harp, Supernova, Aurora Zoo and Planeterrella. Photos by Kasia Grabska

Amazing photos from inside our Photon Shop featuring #SotonAstroArt, Light wave, light harp, Supernova, Aurora Zoo and Planeterrella. Photos by Kasia Grabska

Public Engagement with Research unit
09/03/2020

Public Engagement with Research unit

🚨POSTPONED 🚨 We regret to inform you that the remaining University of Southampton #SOTSEF events, including Science and Engineering Day on Saturday 14th March, have now been postponed. We are very sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment. We will be in touch again soon. The Festival team ✨

This morning me and Physics UGs Brandon, Philippa & Ed were at Oasis Academy Mayfield doing our first ever Connect Physi...
09/03/2020

This morning me and Physics UGs Brandon, Philippa & Ed were at Oasis Academy Mayfield doing our first ever Connect Physics SEPnet Employability workshop for the year 8s #outreach #stemeducation

Today we are doing shows for the Breakfast Club and members of Home Group at Above Bar Church in central Southampton #pu...
05/03/2020

Today we are doing shows for the Breakfast Club and members of Home Group at Above Bar Church in central Southampton #publicengagement #communityengagement @ Above Bar Church

All set up for the speed networking before the roller derby game @stem_roller #womeninSTEM @uni_southampton @frogmouthcl...
29/02/2020

All set up for the speed networking before the roller derby game @stem_roller #womeninSTEM @uni_southampton @frogmouthclothing #womenempowerment #strongwomen #physics #thisiswhatascientistlookslike @ Wycombe Leisure Centre

Quick McDonalds breakfast with the @portsmouthrollerwenches crew before we head off to join the team @stem_roller to hop...
29/02/2020

Quick McDonalds breakfast with the @portsmouthrollerwenches crew before we head off to join the team @stem_roller to hopefully inspire some females and non binary people into STEM careers using #rollerderby and speed networking ... 🌙⭐️🤸🏼‍♂️🔭🔬😘👩🏼‍🔧#womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #womeninstem

Just getting my kit ready to play in the @stem_roller roller derby game tomorrow for the Space Jammers team. 🤩🌙⭐️💫🔭🔬🧬🦠#s...
28/02/2020

Just getting my kit ready to play in the @stem_roller roller derby game tomorrow for the Space Jammers team. 🤩🌙⭐️💫🔭🔬🧬🦠#strongwomen #wegotthis #womeninstem

Just arrived at Woodlands school with @laurafryer in Rudy Coch Ka to do an @theaurorazoo workshop for the year 8s #scien...
27/02/2020

Just arrived at Woodlands school with @laurafryer in Rudy Coch Ka to do an @theaurorazoo workshop for the year 8s #science #auroraquest

What a great time we had making physics fun for everyone :) #ThePhotonShop @ Poole, Dorset
22/02/2020

What a great time we had making physics fun for everyone :) #ThePhotonShop @ Poole, Dorset

Look at all this amazing art the public has made in our #SotonAstroArt exhibit here at #ThePhotonShop where we saw over ...
22/02/2020

Look at all this amazing art the public has made in our #SotonAstroArt exhibit here at #ThePhotonShop where we saw over 2,000 people across the 3 nights! Amazing stuff! @uni_southampton

Trying to make @cordi227 proud! #VanTetris @lightuppoole #ThePhotonShop
22/02/2020

Trying to make @cordi227 proud! #VanTetris @lightuppoole #ThePhotonShop

Tomas & Noel are ready to talk about @uni_southampton Supernova research with people who come to #ThePhotonShop on our l...
22/02/2020

Tomas & Noel are ready to talk about @uni_southampton Supernova research with people who come to #ThePhotonShop on our last evening here @lightuppoole #ourgreatestTeam

You too could be this excited about our Supernova research @uni_southampton ⭐️🌙🤩🔭🤸🏼‍♂️💫 ?!?!? #SotonAstroArt @lightuppoo...
22/02/2020

You too could be this excited about our Supernova research @uni_southampton ⭐️🌙🤩🔭🤸🏼‍♂️💫 ?!?!? #SotonAstroArt @lightuppoole @poshandcrabby

Loving some of the amazing #SotonAstroArt that’s been created so far 😄🤸🏼‍♂️🤩🔭🌙🌙💫 @lightuppoole #ThePhotonShop  @ Poole, ...
21/02/2020

Loving some of the amazing #SotonAstroArt that’s been created so far 😄🤸🏼‍♂️🤩🔭🌙🌙💫 @lightuppoole #ThePhotonShop @ Poole, Dorset

It’s really rather busy in #thePhotonShop today @lightuppoole #GoTeam @ St James' Church, Poole
21/02/2020

It’s really rather busy in #thePhotonShop today @lightuppoole #GoTeam @ St James' Church, Poole

Our amazing artist curator @joanna_rose_tidey_artist did a great job with our #SotonAstroArt exhibit & workshop at #TheP...
21/02/2020

Our amazing artist curator @joanna_rose_tidey_artist did a great job with our #SotonAstroArt exhibit & workshop at #ThePhotonShop this evening!! We love you @jo_rosey 💜🔭💫🌙⭐️🤸🏼‍♂️ big shout out to @helen__cawley too who came all the way from London to exhibit her amazing art & explain it to the public! #artistsoninstagram

Some of our amazing #SotonAstroArt that’s being exhibited here in #ThePhotonShop @lightuppoole ... do come and see it we...
20/02/2020

Some of our amazing #SotonAstroArt that’s being exhibited here in #ThePhotonShop @lightuppoole ... do come and see it we are here 6-930pm tomorrow & Saturday #lightupPoole @alunkirby @alex_asagrownup @s.b.n.illustrations @ St James' Church, Poole

I might just hide in the infinity mirror all evening. Jokes. #photonshop @lightuppoole
20/02/2020

I might just hide in the infinity mirror all evening. Jokes. #photonshop @lightuppoole

Van #selfie with these #strongwomen on the way to @lightuppoole for the first day of the Photon Shop! Come and see us at...
20/02/2020

Van #selfie with these #strongwomen on the way to @lightuppoole for the first day of the Photon Shop! Come and see us at St James Church hall 6-9.30pm tonight, tomorrow and Saturday! #publicengagement @joanna_rose_tidey_artist @jo_rosey @pearlvjohn

Well I’ve got everything I need for our Photon Shop tomorrow @lightuppoole ... looking forward to reliving the 80s and t...
19/02/2020

Well I’ve got everything I need for our Photon Shop tomorrow @lightuppoole ... looking forward to reliving the 80s and talking about Supernova, Dark Energy & Art #ilovemyjob #sotonastroart #lightuppoole #publicengagement

Got a nice little taster of Southampton’s #festivaloflight Westquay last night when I had some food with the lovely Grac...
18/02/2020

Got a nice little taster of Southampton’s #festivaloflight Westquay last night when I had some food with the lovely Grace O'Connor ... it’s worth a look as is our Photon Shop Light Up Poole arts festival this Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm - 930pm 😀🌙⭐️💫🔭🤩🤸🏼‍♂️ #publicengagement #sotonastroart

About to give my new #AuroraQuest talk to a group of Welsh A-level students visiting the University of Southampton today...
11/02/2020

About to give my new #AuroraQuest talk to a group of Welsh A-level students visiting the University of Southampton today with the The Seren Network / Rhwydwaith Seren 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷 Aurora Zoo 🌙⭐️💫🔭🤸🏼‍♂️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Some great photos were taken today at our planetarium shows at Oasis Academy Mayfield 🌙💫⭐️🔭🤩 @ Oasis Academy Mayfield
10/02/2020

Some great photos were taken today at our planetarium shows at Oasis Academy Mayfield 🌙💫⭐️🔭🤩 @ Oasis Academy Mayfield

Today we are back at Oasis Academy doing shows for the year 8s and year 11s :) @noelcastrosegura @alex_asagrownup @astro...
10/02/2020

Today we are back at Oasis Academy doing shows for the year 8s and year 11s :) @noelcastrosegura @alex_asagrownup @astrosadie9 #publicengagement @theaurorazoo

Onto the 4th show of 5 #planetarium #ourgreatestteam
05/02/2020

Onto the 4th show of 5 #planetarium #ourgreatestteam

https://open.spotify.com/show/1gtHvVaQvhCMwZCqpRSaUG It was a pleasure to be part of this student project by Chloe Webb,...
31/01/2020
Alone?

https://open.spotify.com/show/1gtHvVaQvhCMwZCqpRSaUG

It was a pleasure to be part of this student project by Chloe Webb, for which she earned herself an A grade; well deserved!

Do take a listen to this short podcast which features ethereal space music and myself and others talking about the prospect of Alien life :)

She suggests you 'listen with headphones for the best experience'. #Alone #Aliens #LifeInTheUniverse

Listen to Alone? on Spotify. Are we alone in the universe? Should we be hoping to discover aliens or are they to be feared ? Or is the real scary thought that we are alone. Join us as we explore the hopes and fears of real people and debate life in the stars. This podcast will explore the thoughts o...

https://soundcloud.com/astrosadie/sadie-talking-about-the-auroraquest-expedition-to-svalbard-norway-on-bbc-radio-solent ...
30/01/2020
Sadie talking about the #AuroraQuest expedition to Svalbard Norway on BBC Radio Solent

https://soundcloud.com/astrosadie/sadie-talking-about-the-auroraquest-expedition-to-svalbard-norway-on-bbc-radio-solent

I was on BBC Radio Solent for their breakfast 'drivetime' show back in December to promote the #AuroraQuest before we went to Svalbard!

So just in case you want to hear me chatting about it I've uploaded it here. Greta and David Attenborough were actually talking on BBC Radio 4 at the same time as my interview so I really couldn't compete, so yeah, not sure many people heard it when it was live haha :)

Story Teller. Astrowarrior. Roller Derby Badass. Comedy Lover. Adventurer.

https://southamptonauroraquest.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/day-8-chasing-the-sun/The Day 8 blog is now up. This one is all ...
28/01/2020
Day 8 – Chasing the Sun

https://southamptonauroraquest.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/day-8-chasing-the-sun/

The Day 8 blog is now up. This one is all about the #AuroraQuest team's final journey from Svalbard to Southampton. Also, find out how Sadie get's upgraded to 'SOTABSATAB' !

A final blog about the aurora research that will follow on from this campaign to be published next week.

So today is the day our intrepid solar physicists travel back to Sunny? Southampton! Given the ridiculous hours they have had to wake up on this week’s campaign – 4am, 5am etc you would…

The Northern Lights.
28/01/2020

The Northern Lights.

Finally! I’ve seen the Sun!
28/01/2020

Finally! I’ve seen the Sun!

Back in work today and I still haven’t seen the Sun yet, but  I have seen Luna 🌕 😀🤸🏼‍♂️🌙🔭
27/01/2020

Back in work today and I still haven’t seen the Sun yet, but I have seen Luna 🌕 😀🤸🏼‍♂️🌙🔭

23/01/2020

The Day 7, 8 & 9 blog posts and a science-y one are on their way!...I just need to catch up on my sleep & see some Sun first :P

Bye Svalbard, we’ve had a blast and got loads of data to take home :) #AuroraQuest
21/01/2020

Bye Svalbard, we’ve had a blast and got loads of data to take home :) #AuroraQuest

The Day 5 blog post is now up. Sorry for the delay … it’s like we've been here for one REALLY long night so my concept o...
20/01/2020
Day 5 – Wonderboy takes to the Ice!

The Day 5 blog post is now up. Sorry for the delay … it’s like we've been here for one REALLY long night so my concept of a 'day' is non existent by now!

https://southamptonauroraquest.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/day-5-wonderboy-takes-to-the-ice/

Aurora Zoo
#AuroraQuest #Aurora #NorthernLights #IceSkating #Physics #HisDarkMaterials #WonderBoy

So today it’s Day 5. I’ll be honest by now I (Sadie) have no idea what day it is…it just feels like one really long night. This constant 24 hour darkness is so strange… is t…

The Northern Lights.
19/01/2020

The Northern Lights.

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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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