Join the IOP's Lancashire and Cumbria branch for a visit to UCLAN's Alston Observatory. The Observatory is a purpose-built teaching facility for the University of Central Lancashire. As well as telescopes, the site has recently added a new 'Discovery Dome' planetarium system, exhibits on 'Telescopes as Time Machines' funded by the Royal Astronomical Society, and an outside experiment 'Measuring the Cosmos'.
The tour starts at 8:00pm and lasts for an hour and a half.
The tour is free and is open to Institute of Physics members and non-members. The trip includes free outward and return bus travel from University of Lancaster (departing 6:30pm) or UCLAN (departing 7:15pm).
Please note that parking is limited at the Observatory and, where at all possible, we ask that you join the free buses rather than driving to the site.
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