A visit to the Observatory will normally take about 2 hours - longer for an evening visit if the sky is clear enough for the telescopes to be in use.

It consists of a planetarium presentation, a tour of the exhibition area and the telescope domes and possibly a demonstration of the radio station and/or weather satellite reception.

Please find the time and dates in the table below:

2.30 pm
for 2.45 start
Doors open 7.30 pm (* 8.30 pm summer)
Programme commences 15 minutes later

* Please note that due to longer day length in the summer months, all Public Open Evenings will commence at 8.30pm during June/July/August. At all other times open evenings will commence at 7.30pm.