Astronomy for Wellbeing
Connecting with the natural world around you can help your mental and physical health.
Here are some ideas for you to try:
As part of our 2021 Primary Christmas Lecture, we learned to relax with some cosmic yoga moves. Watch the video to try it yourself.
Keep a Moon Diary
Look up in the sky and notice how the Moon appears to change each day. Keep track by drawing the shape of the Moon that you see in a Moon Diary. You can print out our Moon Diary template or make your own chart to record what you see.
Walk the Solar System
Or you can listen to our audio guide as you walk:
Count the Stars
On a clear, dark night, spend some time outside focusing on the number of stars you can see. If you want to, you can also carry out our activity to work out how many stars are visible across the entire sky.
Colour Your Space
We've turned some of our favourite photos of and from the Liverpool Telescope into colouring sheets. Relax and focus while releasing your creative side.
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Create a Constellation
Also taken from our 2021 Primary Christmas Lecture, a quick and easy craft to make a constellation. Watch the video for instructions on how to make your own picture in the stars.
Learn more about the work the Office of Astronomy for Development is doing on the topic of astronomy for mental health.