Orwell Park Observatory Open Evening

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

Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park School, Nacton, IP10 0ER


Description

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


Organiser

This event is being organised by Orwell 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 (Orwell Astronomical Society) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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