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South West Astronomy Fair 2020

South West Astronomy Fair 2020

Saturday 18th July 2020 from 09:30am to 17:30pm

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

The South West Astronomy Fair is a great opportunity to visit the fabulous Norman Lockyer Observatory near Sidmouth. The event includes free tours of the historic telescope domes, planetarium shows, a series of lectures by guest speakers and a programme of events and presentations by the astronomy groups who work at the facility. Also attending the event will be various trade stalls, local Astronomy Societies.

It’s a great day out for the whole family whilst also at the same time supporting this fantastic observatory. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased on the day.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/07/2020


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

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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 Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 14th July 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

    More info
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

    Wednesday 20th July 2022 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

    More info
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 28th July 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

    More info
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

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

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

    More info
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

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

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

    More info
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

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

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

    More info

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