Reach for the skies! at Norman Lockyer Observatory – GENERAL INFORMATION

Sunday 16th October 2022 10:50AM – 4:00PM
Location/Venue: Norman Lockyer Observatory EX10 0NY

General Information for A day of fun and science for the whole family to enjoy! 

So far, we have the following – and you can find more information about some of the activities below separately.

  • Space Detectives
  • Science Boffins
  • Mike O’Leary Story telling at the Planetarium
  • Planetarium shows – skies explained!
  • Activities around the Observatory site
  • Jet Car build and racing (kits available on site @ £5 each)
  • Space Exe – talks in the lecture room
  • Helicopters – how they work by Leonardo Helicopters (formerly Westland Helicopters)
  • Storytelling Storytelling about the Night Sky – Ophiuchus and Pleiades in particular by Janet Dowling
  • Sciencedipity
  • Rocket launching
  • See the telescopes on site
  • Test your reactions with the Reaction Time Machine
  • Sid Valley Radio in the foyer

Entry: £10 for adults; children under 18 free.

It is not necessary to book (you can pay at the door) but you can book and pay ahead of time using the Eventbrite ‘Book Now’ link above.

The entry ticket gives access to all the activities on site. There will be no separate payment, except for the purchase of Jet Car Kits if you wish to make your own car on the day.

Jaspers will provide a catering van for snacks and light lunches on the day.

Reach for the skies