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Open Evening on 3rd March cancelled

The scheduled open evening on Saturday 3rd March has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

The observatory is at the top of a steep hill on a country road and there is likely to be significant snow or ice, making conditions for visitors and members hazardous.

Family Day 2017 Programme

British Science Week:  Family Day at the NLO

Saturday 18th March  11:00am-5.00pm. Theme: “Our Changing Universe”

Talks in the Lecture Theatre:

11:30h – 12:00h  “Changes in our Understanding” – Kate Kay (NLO)
Looking at how our knowledge of space has changed in the last 200 years and what helped those changes.
14:00h – 14:45h   “On Board the ISS”  – Jo Richardson (Space Detectives)
Talk on what it’s like to live aboard the Space Station and get to use a VR headset and take a virtual tour of the ISS.

Planetarium Shows:

11:15 – 11:45h  Discovering the Sky
12:15 – 12:45h What’s in the Sky Tonight?
13:00 – 13:30h  Stories Under the Stars  with Mike O’Leary
14:15 – 14:45h  Springtime Stars
15:00 – 15:30h  More Stories Under the Stars with Mike O’Leary
15:45  -16:15h  Myths & Legends of the Stars

Plus:  Hands-on-Science experiments with Colyton Grammar School – Historic Telescope Tours – Live Radar Meteor Detecting – Magnetometers and Space Weather Displays – Drones/Quadcopters – Solar Telescope (if sunny) – 3D printing demonstration and Laser engraving – Refreshments by LoveCake Catering.