Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Thursday 12th January 2023 from 19:15pm to 22:15pm

Norman Lockyer Observatory
Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NY

Enjoy a fabulous stargazing evening with family and friends! Learn about the history of the telescopes at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, including a short talk (with a different topic each evening), planetarium presentation of what is visible in the night skies, a tour of the technology centre and observing using the observatory telescopes, weather permitting. No booking is required; turn up on the night! An entrance fee applies.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/01/2023


Event organiser

Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society

Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No prior booking is required to attend this event.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Norman Lockyer Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society Members Evening

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 7th December 2023 from 19:15pm to 22:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society Members Evening

    Friday 8th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society Members Evening

    Friday 15th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 16th December 2023 from 19:15pm to 22:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society Members Evening

    Friday 22nd December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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