Public Open Evenings

Come and Visit the Clanfield Observatory

Public Open Evenings at Clanfield Observatory

These evenings are ticketed events for the public to explore the planets and the universe, at the UK's largest amateur observatory facility. Places are limited so booking early is advised.

The evenings start with an observing session using our telescopes and binoculars. Light refreshments will be served, and the evening will finish with a short illustrated talk.

In the event of bad weather, the event will still go ahead with an observatory tour, refreshments and the talk, and we will invite you back to the observatory free of charge to complete the observing activity on another (clear) night.

Please remember that the temperature can fall quickly after dark, especially in the mid winter months, so your choice of clothing and footwear should be dictated by warmth and comfort rather than fashion! Visitors may also wish to view our helpful Safety Information, which contains useful advice on how to prepare for your visit to the observatory.

In the event of the web page showing ‘SOLD OUT’ please do not hesitate to contact Steve Knight and express your interest in attending a particular evening. We sometimes have cancellations!

All Open Evenings are released for booking a couple of months before the season, so please do keep in contact so you can book your place when the dates are released.

Prices per evening are £10.00 Adults, Children £5.00 (lower age limit of six) including refreshments. Strictly payment in advance. Experience has shown us that any non-attendances are often associated with those who have booked and not sent their remittance. Due to the high demand for places any non-payment will result in those places being offered to others who have expressed a wish to attend an Open Evening but have not obtained a ticket due to being ‘Sold Out’.

To book your place for one of these nights please fill out a Booking Application Form

If you have difficulty with the Booking Form, you can email Steve Knight with your name, address details, number of tickets and the date of the event. Email: steve.knight@hantsastro.org.uk or mobile: 07761 853 560

 

2015

Saturday,
24th January
2015
7:30pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
SOLD OUT
Sunday,
25th January
2015
7:30pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
SOLD OUT
Saturday,
21st February
2015
7:30pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
SOLD OUT
Sunday,
22nd February
2015
7:30pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
SOLD OUT
Friday,
27th March
2015
7:30pm Spring Moon Watch
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
SOLD OUT
Saturday,
28th March
2015
7:30pm Spring Moon Watch
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
SOLD OUT
Sunday,
29th March
2015
8:00pm Spring Moon Watch
Moon, Jupiter & Orion Nebula
5 PLACES LEFT
Saturday,
25th April
2015
8:00pm Public Open Evening
Moon & Jupiter
 
Sunday,
26th April
2015
8:00pm Public Open Evening
Moon & Jupiter
 


We publish new dates around mid-April and mid-September every year, so check back then for the latest information.