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Norman Lockyer Observatory

Norman Lockyer Observatory

Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NY

The Norman Lockyer Observatory is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. The facility is publicly accessible during one of the many frequent open evenings (and open days during Summer) and is particularly ideal for families visiting the area whilst on holiday.


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Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society

Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society organises events at this location

Please contact Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 28/10/21

    15° 89%
  • 28/10/21

    15° 88%
  • 29/10/21

    15° 93%
  • 29/10/21

    15° 79%

Weather forecast for Sidmouth (1.0 miles away) updated 28/10/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Family Halloween Stargazing at Wimbleball Lake

    Friday 29th October 2021 from 17:00pm to 20:00pm

    Wimbleball Lake, Near Tiverton, TA22 (28.4 miles away)

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  • Ranger Guided Night Walk and Stargazing

    Wednesday 3rd November 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Frogwell Lodge Car Park, West of Upton, TA4 (27.1 miles away)

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  • Observation evening with Torbay Astronomical Society

    Thursday 4th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Torquay Boys Grammar School & Observatory, Torquay, TQ2 7EL (20.8 miles away)

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  • Family Star Party at Wimbleball Lake

    Saturday 6th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Wimbleball Lake, Near Tiverton, TA22 (28.4 miles away)

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  • Crewkerne And District Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 17th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norton-sub-Hambdon Village Hall, Norton-sub-Hambdon, TA14 6SF (26.9 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Kingfishers Holidays – Charmouth

    Newlands Bridge, Charmouth, DT6 6AZ (14.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Newhouse Farm Cottages – Witheridge

    Witheridge, Tiverton, EX16 8QB (27.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Wimbleball Lake Campsite

    Wimbleball Lake, Dulverton, TA22 9NU (28.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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