We had a fantastic weekend in 2019 and we were very blessed with fine sunny weather and two clear evenings.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along and supported the event. This is our biggest fund-raising event of the year and by just coming along you are helping to keep this fabulous observatory (a registered educational charity) in working order.
We would also like to thank all the lecturers for coming along and giving an array of fascinating talks. Thanks also to modern technology; the cancelled airline didn't defeat us and we were able to host Professor Martin Hendry via the internet from Glasgow instead of him being at The Centre in person.
Thanks also must go to the astronomy societies who hosted displays during the day and manned their telescopes on the lawns to give our visitors an enriched night sky experience.
Thanks to University of Sussex for informing us all about the future James Webb space telescope and for other activities and thanks to our trade stands for donating generously to our raffle on the Saturday.
Special thanks must go to Steve Collingwood for procuring the first prize in our Grand Prize draw which was very generously donated by First Light Optics. We must also thank David Hinds Ltd. for donating another fabulous telescope which was auctioned on Saturday evening just before the ever popular pub quiz.
UK Garrison came along again and entertained us all with Storm Troopers and for the first time a Tie Fighter Pilot. Thank you again guys we are very grateful that you come along and entertained our visitors.
Last and by no means least THANK YOU wholeheartedly to the staff and volunteers who make this festival the success that it is. A massive pat on the back is well deserved!
Our festival in 2020 will take place over the weekend of the 4th - 6th September so save the date and watch this space for more information.
Photograph taken by John Fox.
Thanks must go to John who volunteered his services and took some fabulous photographs.
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.
Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following unprecedented winter rainfall
Please use the hardstanding car park on Wartling Road: just south of the estate entrance
Blue Badge parking bays available as usual behind the main building
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