Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0HA
This free event is one of the regular weekly public open evenings at Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy every Wednesday evening from October through to March. The entrance doors open at 18:45, 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 the 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 30-minute presentations are suitable for children; however, they can leave if they become restless. Observing using the telescopes is subject to favourable weather conditions.
Members of the Cambridge Astronomical Society support these events.
Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge organises these events
Please contact Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge directly for more details regarding their events.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night events at Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy. You can view events at this location on a calendar.