Public Open Evenings

Come and Visit the Clanfield Observatory

Sun Live! at Clanfield Observatory

These are ticketed events that happen during the day for the public to see the Sun through specialist equipment at the UK's largest amateur observatory facility. Places are limited so booking early is advised.

Clanfield Observatory offer a rare chance to see the Sun in Real time using special Sun Filters (depending on the weather conditions).

Our high quality specialist filter systems allow us to look directly at the sun safely through our telescopes. You'll have a chance to see the surface of the sun itself, and depending on the activity on the Sun, you may also see Prominences and Sun Spots.

Note: It is extremely dangerous to look directly at the sun without specialist Solar Observing Equipment. We will provide the equipment and information you need to do this safely while you visit.

Should the weather prevent views of the Sun an illustrated talk about the Sun will be given.

Entrance is exclusively by pre purchased tickets priced at £5:00 per Adult, and £3 per person aged 16 and under.

There will be two visits on a Sunday, one from 11am to 12.30pm and a second from 1.30pm to 3pm. 

Please select a time and date you wish to do your observing when you complete the booking form.

To book your place for one of these days please fill out a Booking Application Form, or alternatively 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

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