We have many extra events and activities throughout the year in addition to what we already offer during your daytime visit. We continue to expand the programme of special events so there is something for everyone to enjoy. We offer atmospheric evening events as well as seasonal activities including our fun-filled activity weekends such as British Science Week activity weekend and Bubbletastic Bank Holiday! We will also be opening our ecology zone over the summer holidays and we are continuing with our Lifelong Learners Week in September when we do not book any school visits but reserve the week for talks and demonstrations to encourage our more senior audience to come along; you are never too old to learn something new!
This year we are celebrating two very special anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the total solar eclipse which helped to support Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. The 100th anniversary of the total solar eclipse is very significant for us because one of our telescopes, the 13-inch Astrographic refractor was used to photograph the total solar eclipse. We will be celebrating in style!