Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 22nd December 2019 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Fernley Observatory

Hesketh Park, Southport, PR9 9LN, North West


Description

You are very much encouraged to take this opportunity to visit the fabulous Grade 2 listed Fernley Observatory in the wonderful location of Hesketh Park at this one of a number of public open days that take place throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to learn about the facility's history including seeing up close a rare example of a working 6 inch aperture Victorian refracting telescope made by the famous self-taught optical specialist Thomas Cooke as well as the founding astronomer Joseph Baxendale who was in 1871 was appointed 'Timekeeping Astronomer and Meteorologist for Manchester'. These events are run on a voluntary basis by proud and enthusiastic members of Southport Astronomical Society.


Organiser

This event is being organised by Southport 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!


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This event is free of charge with no need to book in advance.

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