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.

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

 

2016

Saturday,
13th February
2016
7:15pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Orion & Jupiter
SOLD OUT
Sunday,
14th February
2016
7:15pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Orion & Jupiter
SOLD OUT
Friday,
18th March
2016
7:15pm Spring Moon Watch Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & M13
SOLD OUT
Saturday,
19th March
2016
7:15pm Spring Moon Watch Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & M13
SOLD OUT
Sunday,
20th March
2016
7:15pm Spring Moon Watch Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & M13
SOLD OUT
Saturday,
9th April
2016
7:45pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & M13
SOLD OUT
Sunday,
10th April
2016
7:45pm Public Open Evening
Moon, Jupiter & M13
SOLD OUT


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