Astrofair will return for 2024 on the 29th June

South West Astronomy Fair

The Norman Lockyer Observatory
Sidmouth, Devon
Saturday 29th June 2024

The Norman Lockyer Observatory is pleased to announce that Astrofair will return next year. Planning is underway and more details will be released when available.

Activities at the event will include;

– Free tours with talks of the Historical Telescope Dome
– Free Access to The Planetarium Shows
– Free programme of Events and Talks by the NLO Groups
– Live Solar Observing (weather permitting)
– Displays from Astronomy Societies
– Trade Marquee with Exhibitors: Widescreen Centre, First Light Optics, Bresser, Astronomy Now
– More activities currently being planned

The Guest speakers will give interesting talks on a topical area within current astronomy and will include visual presentations. These will be held in the main Lecture Theatre. Due to demand, tickets can be purchased in advance; the cost is additional to the event entrance fee.


11:30 – 12:30David LoveEdmund Halley
13:00 – 14:00Dr Gary HuntQ&A session on space exploration and exploitation.
Questions to by 22nd June
14:30 – 15:30Mike Foulkes (NASA)Saturn
16:15 – 17:15Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel

Food and drink is available to buy on the day.

Entrance fee: Adults £10, Children £5, Family of four £25.
Lecture Tickets £5

All enquiries Email to –

If you would like to book a trade stand the please fill in this form and send it to

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