We welcome visits from island schools and youth organisations. Typically, they take place in the evenings during the hours of darkness, in the late autumn, winter and early spring months. A visit might consist of a lecture followed by observing through our research-grade telescopes. If it should be cloudy on the night we will extend the lecture, or offer an additional short presentation to replace the viewing.

Below you will find all the relevant information for planning your visit in our prospectus which contains details of the lectures we can offer for different age groups. Generally, we do not provide bespoke lectures, but if you have a specific need then please contact us further to discuss how we might accommodate you.

Please note, we cannot accommodate private visits (except in exceptional circumstances) or birthday parties.

If you would like to book an educational or youth group visit to the observatory please complete the booking form via the button below.

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If you have recently visited the observatory we would love to hear about your visit. Please complete the feedback form via the button below.

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