BBC2 Stargazing Live at Keele Observatory

Posted on 08 January 2016

Keele Observatory is set to participate again in the BBC2 "Stargazing Live" series of programmes.

The observatory opens its doors to the public on Tuesday 12 January, Wednesday 13 January and Thursday 14 January, between noon and 1pm, and between 7 and 10pm. Visitors will be able to see the large historic refracting telescope, the even more powerful research telescope, and the other instruments of the observatory.

Astronomers will be on hand to explain anything astronomical and help visitors spot the International Space Station. If weather permits visitors will also be able to watch celestial objects through the telescopes. The award-winning Stardome will offer shows in the evenings. There are activities for all ages.

There is no charge and no need to book. Visitors are advised to park at the carpark "E1" and walk up along the track that runs alongside the far side of it.

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The observatory is accessible to disabled people but please contact us if you require assistance or a parking spot closer to the building.