To inspire and educate through meaningful space research.

Welcome to EAARO!

Next event: Leonid meteor shower - 17-18th Nov

9pm till dawn

The Leonids are an abundant meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle, which are also known for their spectacular meteor storms that occur about every 33 years.

The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo as the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.

Watch and listen as our radio antenna receives pings reflecting off the ionised trails of the meteors as they enter Earth's atmosphere.

Tickets available through Eventbrite

Event: Geminid meteor shower - 13-14th Dec

9pm till dawn

The Geminids are an abundant meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet.

We will be using antennae and digital receivers to capture radio waves reflecting off the ionised trails of meteors as the enter the atmosphere over southern Europe.

Tickets available through Eventbrite

14 Oct 2019

Operations Centre moves into Cold War era bunker

Exciting news - we've finally moved in to our new building on the historic RAF Alconbury airfield. The developer has kindly donated a decomissioned bomb depot control building, a remnant of the cold war. The folks at JJM have been working hard over the last few weeks to renovate it and power it up, and at last our server farm and Space Operations Centre equipment are now in place! Thanks to all those who helped with the move!

Our Mission:

An educational charity to encourage and inspire people to pursue STEM subjects, while undertaking meaningful space research projects.

With thanks to:

Go Stargazing General Electric Grid Solutions North Ronaldsay Trust The National Space Centre The British Interplanetary Society ESERO Papworth Trust Urban and Civic Space Research Centre ITEXS Extreme Scaffolding

Robert Laws

David K Scott