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Astronomy Week ***EVENT FULL***

Astronomy for all

Saturday 10th August -  Saturday 17th August 2024


Led by Roger Noble

A great week for anyone intrigued by the universe and human efforts to uncover its secrets. With astronomer Roger Noble who gives brilliantly illustrated talks and brings a powerful telescope for us all to try some practical astronomy.

The dates for this week include the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, the best annual display of shooting stars. So they should be a highlight, as long as we get clear skies, of our evening observations.

Roger's talks focus on general aspects of the universe as well as some of the latest findings in astronomy and space exploration.

This year we'll learn more about the instruments astronomers use. The James Webb Space Telescope is making news with its amazing exploration of the early universe. 

Professional Astronomer Roger Noble, who retired from Jodrell Bank Observatory in 2017, returns with his telescope and talks.

Arrivals: from 3pm Saturday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: Saturday morning 11am

Cost: We have two rates for adults £350 (Basic Rate) or £437 (*Benefactor Rate), if you would like to camp then the rates for adults are £262 (Basic Rate) or £350 (Benefactor Rate). If you are able to afford the Benefactor rate this helps to support the work of Othona and enables us to support those who are struggling to afford to come by providing bursaries. Normal child rates apply (Child Rates), if you are bringing two or more children then the eldest goes free. 

We may be able to offer a bursary if needed. Please contact us to find out more.

*(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)




10 Aug 2024 15:00 to 17 Aug 2024 11:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
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Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564