Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Wednesday 15th November 2017 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

Institute of Astronomy

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA


Description

This free event is one of a regular weekly public open evenings at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy. The entrance doors open at 18:45pm with seating in the main lecture theatre on a first come basis (there is also an overspill room).

These events offer a fantastic opportunity to look through the institute's large Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes from within the observatory. Members from Cambridge Astronomical Society will also be on hand with their telescopes.

Events go ahead no matter the weather with an Astronomer from the Institute presenting a half-hour talk even if the evening is cloudy.  Most of the 30 minute presentations are suitable for children however there is the option to leave if they become restless. Observing is subject to favourable weather conditions.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


Organiser

This event is being organised by Cambridge Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

The event organiser (Cambridge Astronomical Society) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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