School author visits: space and astronomy talks for primary and KS2

Are you looking to book an author visit for a primary school?

I’m an award-winning children’s author who writes science books about space and astronomy. When you book an author visit, you get a session that’s guaranteed to inspire the children to dream big and think about their future careers. Yet an author visit is also designed to help teachers by cementing key aspects of the primary science curriculum.

Let’s Go On a Mars Mission

An astronaut on the surface of Mars, par t of an author visit and KS2 space science talks


The first person to walk on Mars is already alive.

When Neil Armstrong became the first astronaut on the Moon he was 38 years old. Space agencies around the world are planning our first trip to the Red Planet in 30 years’ time. That means the first Martian is at primary school somewhere in the world right now.

When I was working with the British astronaut Tim Peake he told me that “Mars is on for ten year olds”.

This 35 minute interactive talk – packed full of stunning visuals – will inspire your students to dream about their future in the solar system while cementing many aspects of the KS2 science curriculum.

With a 10 minute Q&A afterwards, they’ll also get all of their burning space questions answered.

Watch the opening two minutes

Why Space Matters to Me 

The Sun and its family of eight planets, part of Colin Stuart's primary school space science talks



All too often the universe is seen as a remote and distant place that has little to do with our everyday lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. Space affects us all the time, in many different ways. It drives the weather, sends us satellite TV, threatens us with dangers, helps keep track of time and is the ultimate source of all of our food.

Why Space Matters to Me is a 35 minute talk designed to get children to think about their relationship with space anew. Packed full of jaw-dropping visuals, it is also the perfect way to re-enforce the Earth and Space section of the KS2 science syllabus. A ten minute Q&A afterwards ensures the children will get all their burning space questions answered by an expert.

They’ll never look at the cosmos in quite the same way

What teachers say about my author school visits…

“Our KS2 children were enthralled from the start. The talk included a great mix of stunning visual aids, scientific knowledge and fun space facts for the children to relate to.”

Claire Rushton

Shaw-cum-Donnington Primary 

 “Colin engaged the children from the offset with his mind blowing facts and fantastic visuals. He pitched the content perfectly and his workshop inspired us all to become space experts!”

Dan Cadman

Ashley C of E School

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