Sat, 24 Feb|
Visit to UCL Observatory
We have arranged a visit to and tour of UCL Observatory on Saturday 24th February 2024, 7.30pm to 9.30pm and we hope you can join us! UCL Observatory in Mill Hill in North London is one of the best-equipped astronomical facilities for student training and research in the UK.
Time & Location
24 Feb 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
UCL Observatory, 553 Watford Way, London NW7 2QS, UK
About the Event
We have arranged a visit to and tour of UCL Observatory on 24th February 2024, 7.30pm – 9.30pm and we hope you can join us!
UCL Observatory in Mill Hill in North London is one of the best-equipped astronomical facilities for student training and research in the UK and is a jewel in the crown of UCL’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Guided by students and staff from the Department of Physics and Astronomy we will hear about the teaching and research that makes this 90-year-old observatory as relevant today as when it was first built. We will the latest telescope developments and how UCL students are using these tools in their research projects. We will have an opportunity to gain access to parts of the observatory not normally available on their public tours. As an added bonus if the weather allows there will be an opportunity to look into the night sky using their telescopes.
Our tour will be from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
We estimate cost of the visit and tour will be around £8 - 10. The cost depends on the number of visitors in the group, and so we cannot confirm the actual price until booking is closed.
Details on how to book have been emailed to all members - please contact us if you haven't received this email.
You will need to make your own way to the observatory. The recommended and most convenient way to get to UCLO from central London is by the Thameslink rail service to Mill Hill Broadway (Travelcard zone 4), followed by a 10–15-minute walk to the Observatory. For those who prefer to drive there is a free public car park nearby, and there are drop-off points nearby. However there is limited on-site parking and this is available only for those with accessibility requirements, so please let me know if you require this and I will confirm this with our contact at the observatory. Further details of recommended trains, directions, precise meeting points and timing etc will be confirmed closer to the date. In the meantime, there is more information on the observatory’s website - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-observatory/contact-us.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY. Please do not book a place on this event if you are not a member of the society. Your booking will be cancelled if your name does not appear on our membership database.