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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.


Location events organiser

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


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Weather forecast for Sidmouth (1.0 miles away) updated 10/08/22 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

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

  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Perseid Meteor Watch

    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 25th August 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

    Wednesday 14th September 2022 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 13th October 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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