Welcome to Astronomy Tuition
Astronomy Tuition was founded in 2006 by the experienced tutor and highly educated astronomer, Dr Johanna Jarvis to provide bespoke communication and consultancy services in the field of astronomy and its related disciplines.
Initially working with local schools to provide extracurricular astronomy activities the level of interest in astronomy from all ages has resulted in the company enjoying an ever expanding client base. In addition to ongoing work with hundreds of schools and amateur astronomy groups across the UK providing astronomy workshops, talks and stargazing evenings the past/present client base of Astronomy Tuition includes several adult education providers the East Midlands Science Learning Centre, ThinkTank Planetarium, Immersive Theatres and Global Immersion.
Astronomy Tuition has also worked alongside local and national media to promote astronomy to the general public though radio interviews and television reports for Sky News and the BBC.
The Power of Astronomy
There are very few people who do not have some level of interest in what's going on in the night sky far above their heads and this has been true for thousands of years. Astronomy had a major impact on ancient peoples and its obvious why if you’re lucky enough to look up into a perfectly dark sky.
With the aid of modern technology we have a deeper understanding of everything from the small scale atomic interactions occurring in the centre of stars to the large scale evolution of the universe as a whole.
“I passionately believe in making astronomy more accessible to the public by augmenting school science education and forging stronger links between the public, amateurs and academics. The knowledge, skills, experience and enthusiasm of all Astronomy Tuition staff allows the company to further this objective in a highly effective manner.” - Dr Johanna Jarvis
Astronomy Tuition, its owner and employees are proud be fellows/members of the following organisations…
2015 Mallorca Residential School
This six week school culminates in five nights of observing in Mallorca and following the huge success of the 2014 school the dates of the 2015 school have now been released. For more information see the Mallorca Pages of this site.
Data_Sea v2.0 Arts-Science Project
Astronomy Tuition has been working with world-renowned artist Michael Takeo Magruder on a digital artwork exploring the relationship between broadcast media and astronomy. The piece had the honour of being one of the primary installations at the V&D Digital Design Weekend in 2013 and also appeared at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts event in 2014.
Data_Sea v2.0, by Michael Takeo Magruder with Drew Baker, Johanna Jarvis & David Steele, 2013. © Takeo 2013. Supported by Discovery Dome Europe and the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London.
2015/16 GCSE Astronomy course
Astronomy Tuition is once again working with the Online Astronomy Society Academy to deliver the EdExcel GCSE Astronomy course to students around the world via an online learning portal. See the Courses Pages on this website for more information.