The Astronomy Ambassadors Group is a place for young people (between 16 and 21 years old) to get a taste of the work we do at the Royal Observatory and explore their passion for Astronomy, Space Science or Science Communication. Join us, meet other like-minded young people and make meaningful contributions to the work that the Royal Observatory does. 

Sessions we've run in the last few months include free planetarium shows, private tours of our collection centre, introductions to using telescopes, and writing content for the website - check that out here and here !

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Image of Jupiter taken by the JWST
Jupiter through JWST's eyes. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Jupiter ERS Team; image processing by Judy Schmidt.

Who is it for?

The Astronomy Ambassadors Group is open to 16 – 21 year olds who have an interest in space and astronomy and how we share these topics with the public! We want the voice of young people to be included in our work, and we’re looking at how we can do this differently.  

What will we do? 

We are running sessions on some weekday evenings (17:00 - 18:15) and some weekend mornings (10:30 - 12:30) throughout October and November 2023. Our main projects for October and November 2023 will be science writing and introducing our members to presenting in the planetarium! There are lots of opportunities to get involved and you don't need to present to contribute to the group. 

Do you have questions?

We have a FAQ document you can download here:

You can also get in touch with us at  

Do you want to share this project with others?

Great! Feel free to share this page. You can also download our flyer here: 

Ready to join?

You can sign up below:

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Cover image: Jets powered by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy Hercules A.
Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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