Set the above links to your location for an accurate rendition of what may be observed in your sky.
If you wish to know more about the wonders of the night sky, expert or beginner, you are welcome
to come along to a couple of meetings and see what we are about before you will need to join.
There is a non-member charge of £4.00 (£2 for children under 16 years) per visit.
Our regular monthly meetings are held in the Observatory clubroom
General Meeting on first Thursday of the month 7.45pm open for 8.00pm start
Social Meeting on the third Friday of the month 7.45pm open
A formal structured meeting including refreshment break followed by a talk
An informal meeting without structure with refreshments available
The Society hosts tours of the Observatory for organisations wishing to know more about our activities.
Potential visiting groups should make their initial request by email in the first instance to ,
to include two or three options for dates and times that would suit your group along with the numbers expected to attend.
The request will be considered at the following Committee Meeting (held on third Thursday of each month).
Subject to availability of both the Observatory and staff, you will be advised of the outcome accordingly.
Prior to your group visit, an official from your organisation must attend the Observatory
at a mutually agreeable time in order to conduct their own risk assessment.
To defray costs, maintain and improve the Observatory facilities, visiting group fees from 01 January 2019 are:
Schools, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Children’s Group visits:
Minimum charge of £60.00 for up to 30 children. (You must have the correct number of responsible adult supervisors)
Adult Group Visits:
Minimum Charge: £120 for up to 30 guests
Special meetings for Public Events (organised through Eventbrite) are by ticket only - £12 per ticket
Non-members attending club meetings:
Adults £4.00. Children Under 16 years £2.00
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