At 7.15pm there will be a themed talk about the “Winter Constellations” followed by a planetarium show and historic telescope tour with viewing if clear. Please see the opening times page for our full 2022 programme. We propose holding two open evenings/month, Covid willing!
Sunday 22nd August, 2:30pmNLO_Open_Afternoon_22Aug
The Observatory now has a live lightning detection station as part of the Blitzortung networkContinue reading Lightning Detection at the NLO
Enjoy the 2020 Sidmouth Science Festival from the comfort of your own home.Continue reading Sidmouth Science Festival 2020
A virtual planetarium tour of the night sky – streaming 23rd October at 8:30pmContinue reading Devon Dark Skies 2020
south west astronomy fair – cancellation – 18th July 2020
It is with a heavy heart that the south west astronomy fair 2020 at the Norman Lockyer Observatory has been cancelled due to covid-19.
Thank you to all our supporter to this years event.
Once we have a clearer picture we will make plans for next years event.
We wish you all safe and well at this difficult time.
In light of public health concerns, the observatory will remain closed for public open evenings and group visits to guard against the spread of COVID-19. We anticipate that this will be for the next few weeks until the situation becomes clearer.
Please accept our apologies.
In the light of the ongoing threat of Corona Virus, the NLO in consultation with our colleagues at Colyton Grammar School have decided to postpone the event from 7th March until later in the year. We are very sorry to have to do this, but felt it was in the best interest to all in our community.
The South West Astronomy Fair
18th July 2020
A great day at The Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth. EX10 0NY.
Tours of Norman Lockyer’s historic telescope
Solar Observing – looking at the sun with a specialised telescope.
Scan the sky inside our Planetarium Shows
Exhibition & Trade Stands
Talks and Displays
A talk organised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology – Monday 25th November at 7.30pmContinue reading “Artemis – Sister of Apollo” – Dr David Baker