Institute of Astronomy

Community Group Bookings

Published on 13/08/2014 

Community Group Visits

We welcome evening visits from community groups to the Institute of Astronomy during the winter season.

We are now taking bookings for the period up to March 2018

  • If you are a small group (fewer than 20 people in total) you could always book in free of charge for one of our Wednesday public open evenings. Only one such group can be booked in each week - please contact Dr Matt Bothwell or Dr Carolin Crawford to find out more or to arrange this, and you can see which dates do not yet have a group booking listed on our current schedule.
  • Larger groups wishing to visit should request a booking for a private visit using the form below. We charge a small fee for hosting such groups: up to 40 people will costs £50, 40-60 people £75.
  • Please note that we will only be viewing the skies through the telescopes on site if the weather allows. If it is cloudy, we can offer a talk and information about the skies instead. Unfortunately, we cannot rebook your group for another day if the weather is cloudy. 

How to request a group visit:

Please complete and send the form below.  The calendar shows possible available dates for evening visits to the Institute of Astronomy. Please note that Wednesday evenings are not available as all scopes are in use for the regular public open evenings.

If you would like to organise a school or daytime visit to the Institute, or you have any further questions, please contact Dr Matt Bothwell or Dr Carolin Crawford.


Please choose only dates marked as available in the calendar above.

Please choose only dates marked as available in the calendar above.

Just let us know your usual meeting time, and we'll try to match that as best we can.

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