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SAT 1 NOV
Seeing the Universe Through Telescopes
Keele Observatory, Keele
Run by: Keele Observatory
Weather permitting, you may view planets, stars and nebulae through large telescopes, or the Sun (during the day). Astronomers will give tours of the observatory, present topics and answer questions.
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Visitors are offered a tour of the observatory including its large telescope dating from 1874 and its even larger research telescope. They can learn about the history of the observatory and its telescopes, about life as an astronomer in the past and in modern times, and about the universe - from black holes and exploding stars to planets around other stars and the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. Weather permitting, visitors can view planets, stars and nebulae through large telescopes, or the Sun (during the day).
DisclaimerActivities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.
This activity also runs on these dates:
- Sat 23 Aug 13:00–15:00
- Tue 26 Aug 20:00–22:00
- Sat 30 Aug 13:00–15:00
- Tue 2 Sep 20:00–22:00
- Sat 6 Sep 13:00–15:00
- Tue 9 Sep 20:00–22:00
- Sat 13 Sep 13:00–15:00
- Tue 16 Sep 20:00–22:00
- Sat 20 Sep 13:00–15:00
- Tue 23 Sep 20:00–22:00
- Sat 27 Sep 13:00–15:00
- Tue 30 Sep 20:00–22:00
- Sat 4 Oct 13:00–15:00
- Tue 7 Oct 20:00–22:00
- Sat 11 Oct 13:00–15:00
- Tue 14 Oct 20:00–22:00
- Sat 18 Oct 13:00–15:00
- Tue 21 Oct 20:00–22:00
- Sat 25 Oct 13:00–15:00
- Tue 28 Oct 20:00–22:00
- Tue 4 Nov 20:00–22:00
- Sat 8 Nov 13:00–15:00
- Tue 11 Nov 20:00–22:00
- Sat 15 Nov 13:00–15:00
- Tue 18 Nov 20:00–22:00
- Sat 22 Nov 13:00–15:00
- Tue 25 Nov 20:00–22:00
- Sat 29 Nov 13:00–15:00
- Tue 2 Dec 20:00–22:00
- Sat 6 Dec 13:00–15:00
- Tue 9 Dec 20:00–22:00
- Sat 13 Dec 13:00–15:00
- Tue 16 Dec 20:00–22:00
- Sat 20 Dec 13:00–15:00
- Tue 23 Dec 20:00–22:00
Admittance free of charge; parking in evenings and weekends free of charge.
Please wear 'sensible' footwear (no slippers or high heels). It may get rather chilly when viewing the sky at night.
Keele Observatory is part of Keele University; accredited as a learning destination by The Children's University.
Keele ObservatoryKeele University Campus, Keele, ST5 5BG
About this location
A professional observatory with a huge 31cm aperture telescope from 1874 used for public viewing, a 61cm aperture Show more… research telescope, a 15cm aperture solar telescope and various other equipment. Accessible by a surfaced track or a few-minute walk from neighouring carparks.Show less…A professional observatory with a huge 31cm aperture telescope from 1874 used for public viewing, a 61cm aperture research telescope, a 15cm aperture solar telescope and various other equipment. Accessible by a surfaced track or a few-minute walk from neighouring carparks.
This activity is organised and run by Keele Observatory.
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