Visiting Groups

We are now taking bookings for our new season which begins in late September. This season is proving exceptionally popular and we have only a couple of spaces left for October and none in November or December. Please book early for January, February and March to avoid disappointment.

We provide Group Visits consisting of a short talk and views of the night sky (weather permitting) using our famous 24" Newtonian telescope. Groups include local schools, the Scout Association and Girlguiding (we cover all astronomy badges), WI, U3A, Round Table, and any other groups or private parties who wish to learn about the wonders of the universe.

Group organisers are welcome to a complimentary visit to the observatory to check our facilities and discuss arrangements prior to organising their visit.

If you would like to arrange a visit, or would like more information, please contact our group visits co-ordinator by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you do not have access to email then you could phone the observatory and leave a message on the answerphone. We will return your call as soon as possible but please be aware that arranging visits by phone usually takes considerably longer than by email. The observatory phone number is 01623 552276.