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.
Location events organiser
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 for Sidmouth (1.0 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 04:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at Norman Lockyer Observatory. View these events on a calendar.