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Get To Know Your Telescope


Dive into the cosmos at our "Get to Know Your Telescope" event!



Age Suitability

This event is especially suitable for beginners. 

Ages 6 years and over

Equipment Needed

All telescopes are welcome whether manual or goto. 

Ticket Prices

Adult £22.50
Concession £19.50
Family £55.50
A family ticket is valid for a group of 2 adults & 2 children.


Do you have a telescope but I hardly use it? Or haven’t gotten around to setting it up? Then this is your chance to change all that.

Join us at Battlesteads Observatory over 1.5 hours for an enlightening evening designed especially for beginner stargazers. Bring along your telescope and let our team of seasoned astronomers guide you through optimizing your stargazing experience. We'll give you the tools to set up, align, and use your telescope, and equip you with the skills and knowledge to explore the universe like never before. Our objective? To ensure you feel confident and comfortable using your telescope at home, transforming every night into a cosmic adventure. Don't miss this chance to embark on an astronomical journey under the guidance of experts. Secure your spot now and get ready to gaze upon the wonders of the cosmos!

Observatory events are subject to adaptation to accommodate rare and breathtaking northern lights displays and these spectacular phenomena could unfold unexpectedly during this event.  So if the heavens come alive with the dancing Aurora Borealis, we will seamlessly weave them into our night's observing, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you.

All our events also include the chance to handle and investigate our extensive meteorite collection, which includes pieces of asteroids, the Moon and planet Mars.

Observing the skies is weather dependent, but you'll be pleased to know that all events go ahead whatever the weather and we deliver exciting and interesting events every time.


Dates & Times

This event type is running on the following dates & times:

Sorry, there are no events of this type currently planned.

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