Guided tours

Open House Weekend: Altazimuth Pavilion

Visit the unique Victorian Altazimuth Pavilion, constructed in 1899 and learn about its architecture and the history of the telescopes housed within. The free Open House tour led by a knowledgable volunteer will include viewing the new 21st century Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (AMAT) and historic dome, which is only ocassionally accessible to the public. The building also features a brand new exhibition on the lower floor detailing the story of a pioneering 19th century female astronomer, Annie Maunder.

Telescope Trek

Visit the brand new Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (AMAT) in a free, whistle-stop tour of the facility. A screen next to the instruments will show off either a live view of the Sun or past recorded footage and your guide will give a brief overview the types of astronomy the telescopes can be used for. In good weather, these brief tours will run alongside free solar viewing from Flamsteed Astronomical Society outside with small telescopes.

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