Primary Christmas Lecture


The children loved hunting for presents and mapping these on the galaxy was great to join in!


The best part for me is how this event breaks down stereotypes for children as they got to see a variety of people, who are all engaged and working in scientific fields.


Children loved the Yoga session! Engaged the boys especially!


Join the National Schools’ Observatory and Astrophysicists from Liverpool John Moores University on a journey through space.

For the 3rd year running, we will be broadcasting a festive space-themed event for children aged 7 – 11. Last year’s event was watched by over 7000 pupils!

Learn about habitability across the Solar System and how there is ‘Snow Place Like Home’ on our unique but fragile planet.

Expect fun facts, exciting demonstrations, and a chance to have your space questions answered by our experts.



Date: Monday 19th December

Time: 10am – 11am (GMT)

Location: Online (We will share details of how to join the event closer to the time via email)

Who is it for: Content is intended for children aged 7 – 11 in the UK and Ireland. Schools and Home Educators are welcome.

How to book: Register a place for your class on our Eventbrite page

If you have any queries, please contact



Resources to accompany the event

in the lead-up to the event, why not try our Life on Earth activity? Then email a photo of the planets your class designed to or tag us on social media. We will showcase some of the best at the start of the show.

Children can keep track of all the new facts and knowledge they gain during the event using our worksheet. Download and print enough for everyone in advance.



Did you know you can still view our previous Christmas events?