Sidmouth - Visit to Norman Lockyer Observatory

Sidmouth - Visit to Norman Lockyer Observatory

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory

Photo of Norman Lockyer Observatory by Iain via Wikimedia Commons

Hosted by the Devon Cambridge Society
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Alumni and guests are invited to the Norman Lockyer Observatory. The observatory has three telescopes under domes and a planetarium. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. This visit is timed to start at 6.00pm so there will be the chance to use the telescopes if the sky is clear.

It is also during half-term week and children or grandchildren will be welcome. Minimum group size of 20 so please encourage all to attend.

The visit will last for approximately 2 hours, and a table has been reserved at a local pub for all those who wish to adjourn for supper afterwards (payment for this will be individually direct to the pub).

Booking information

If you are interested in joining this event, please use the booking link below.

£7 per person  - Members and member's 1st guest, £8 per person - Non Subscribing Member and additional guests, £5 per child

£5 - £7 per person

Book online


Norman Lockyer Observatory
Salcombe Hill Road
EX10 0NY
United Kingdom


There are two car parks. One is along a track leading to The Longhouse and The Porters Lodge to the west of the site and is always open, the other is behind two pairs of normally locked double gates between the road and Observatory buildings.