Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bayfordbury Open Evenings February and March

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Visit a working astronomical observatory and see the telescopes. Weather permitting there will be the opportunity to view interesting objects in the sky both looking through the telescopes and also using CCD imaging cameras.

(If the weather is bad, we will show you some pictures we took earlier!).

In addition to the observatory there will be a number of other activities that you may choose in the nearby Science Learning Centre. They include a variety of activities which typically include:

  • two different astronomy talks
  • a planetarium
  • computer astronomy workshop
  • MadLab (extra charge)
  • ask an astronomer
  • timesnail

A cafe will also be available.

Bayfordbury Evenings are run by the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics and the East of England Science Learning Centre.


  • Friday 5 February 2010
  • Friday 5 March 2010


The East of England Science Learning Centre and the University of Hertfordshire's Bayfordbury Observatory are co-located about 1.5 miles South of Hertford on the B158, entrance opposite the St Mary's Lane junction. Upon registering for the event you will be sent a map link showing the exact location.


Book tickets online to attend one of the evenings. To help things run smoothly we require you to reserve places in advance. Please indicate the size of your group and your preferred choice of arrival time. A typical visit length is 2 hours.


The cost of each ticket is:

  • £4 for adults
  • £2 for pensioners, students and children 5 years and over

(Children under 5 years old are also very welcome and are free of charge, you do not need to include them in your request for places).

Please pay at the door by cash or cheque.

There will be extra charges for other workshops and refreshments.

More information

Please email or telephone Jan Webb on +44(0)1707 284254 between 9.00 and 12.00 Monday to Friday, for further information.


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