Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

  • Booking essential

Witness spectacular wonders like the Orion Nebula as you're taken on a journey through space. This is one of the best times of year to see star clusters, galaxies, and the swirling clouds where stars are born. The event starts with a colourful talk, giving you chance to handle space rocks billions of years old, then enjoy a tour of the constellations to spy wonders with telescopes. Soup and a hot drink are also included.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £15.00
  • Child £7.50
    aged 6-16

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitable for ages 6 and over
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the visitor centre
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them. You're also welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets.
The event will go ahead in all weather


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 October 2019 18:30 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01669 620333

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