The Astronomical Observatory is located at the site of the former Royal Observatory. This historical venue hosts regular talks and viewings through modern and old telescopes, including the 1894 Maclean telescope located on a hydraulic floor. Open days are run by enthusiasts and volunteers, and are renowned for their professionalism.
Venue: Observatory Road, Observatory
Time: 8pm (2nd and 4th Sat every month)
Cost: Free (Donations are welcome)
‘While stars are undoubtedly sexy, the received wisdom is that astrophysicists are not.’ Read our full review of a talk at the Observatory.