Our 'Stars Over the Botanics' events are a chance for the public to come along and talk to some astronomers, and get the chance to have a look at some of the wonders in the heavens above. The events are ticketed, and are not free, however they are great value for money. We'll have a number of telescopes available for you to look through, all operated by our Astronomers, so you can be sure there will be something interesting to see. Whether it's the Moon, the Planets, or some deep sky objects, if it's there, we'll find it for you.
On the off chance that the weather is cloudy (or even raining), we have a programme of lectures and talks available, all in the comfort and surroundings of the Botanic Gardens' Kibble Palace. Using planetarium software, we can take you on a tour of the universe, show you the moon in fantastic detail, or show you some of the many phenomenon of the sky and sun like noctilucent clouds, sun dogs and parhelion.
So no matter whether it's clear or cloudy, it's always a good night. The events limited in numbers and entry is paid at the gate on the night. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as the evenings are always well attended, and are limited to the first 40 people to arrive.
Gate opens 7:15 pm for a 7:30 pm start.
Tickets, £4 (adults) & £2 (children).
A full wet weather programme will be available when observing is not possible.