Orwell Park Observatory Open Evening

Monday 11th December 2017 from 20:15pm to 22:00pm

Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park School, Nacton, IP10 0ER


This popular open evening offers a guided tour of the Victorian Observatory, you'll learn about it's history and the instruments used there.  If weather permits you'll observe through their impressive Tomline refracting telescope. A small donation is asked for, payable on the night, to help with running costs.  Note that toilet facilities are limited and the observatory can only be accessed via a spiral staircase. Early booking is absolutely essential due to the popularity of these events.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Orwell Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Orwell Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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