Marsh Observatory - University of Warwick

Marsh Observatory - University of Warwick

Leighfield Road, Warwick, West Midlands, CV4 7AL, West Midlands

In late 2023, the University of Warwick unveiled its cutting-edge Marsh Observatory. Equipped with a 40 cm telescope and state-of-the-art digital imaging technology, the observatory serves as a pivotal training ground for aspiring astronomers, providing opportunities to study a myriad of celestial phenomena, from Solar System objects to distant galaxies.

Beyond academic pursuits, the Marsh Observatory is poised to become a beacon of public engagement. It will offer educational outreach programs for schools and clubs, igniting the curiosity of the next generation of scientists.

Named in honour of Professor Marsh, whose contributions to the field span four decades, the observatory stands as a testament to his legacy, encompassing a diverse array of astronomical research interests, from binary stars to exoplanets.

With features like a rooftop terrace for small telescopes, the facility aims to embody the late Professor Tom Marsh’s vision of making physics and astronomy accessible to all, and reflects his profound impact on the scientific community including the hearts and minds of those he inspired.

Please contact the observatory to arrange your visit.

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  • Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group meeting and observing

    Monday 15th April 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Long Compton Village Hall, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5JS (26.7 miles away)

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  • Wolverhampton Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 15th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY (27.7 miles away)

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  • Bromsgrove Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 15th April 2024 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Bromsgrove, B60 3DH (20.2 miles away)

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  • Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society Meeting

    Tuesday 16th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Alderminster Village Hall, Alderminster, CV37 8PE (17.1 miles away)

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  • Sutton Coldfield Astronomical Club meeting

    Wednesday 17th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1NL (16.3 miles away)

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    Shenington Road, Banbury, Warwickshire, CV35 0TH (20.0 miles away)

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