Our course on 28th April is now fully booked.
The schedule for Family Day at the NLO is now available.British_Science_Week_NLO_programme_2018
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.
This year’s awards evening saw many astroscouts, observers and imagers getting awards for their work during 2017.
Please note that this has been cancelled due to lack of participants
The programme of activities for our open day on 15th October, as part of the Sidmouth Science Festival, is now available.
The official launching of our restored 19th Century Orrery was featured in the Sidmouth Herald. The launch was conducted by Allan Chapman FRAS with some of the volunteers who worked hard on the restoration.
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.
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.