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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012

Open Dome Event 19th Dec ’18 – Christmas Quiz

The next public open dome event is on Wednesday the 19th December 2018 at the usual time of 7pm. This month we will be holding our (almost) world famous Christmas Quiz. Loosely based around Astronomy and Space, the Christmas quiz … Continue reading

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Family Open Dome Event November 29th ’18

The Malcolm Parry Observatory will be hosting the second family open dome of the year on Thursday 29th November. The first part of the evening, aimed at all ages, will include lots of hands-on activities about the Moon. It starts … Continue reading

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Family Open Dome Event October 25th ’18

Thursday the 25th October 2018 sees the first “Family Open Dome” event here at the Malcolm Parry Observatory. Proceedings start at 6pm for younger people and their families with activities to do with the theme of Constellations. This will be … Continue reading

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Public Open Dome April 26th – The Antikythera Mechanism.

The next Public Open Dome Event is on Thursday 26th April at the usual time of 7pm. Dr Maria Pavlidou of Birmingham University will be talking about “The Antikythera mechanism” The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek analog computer and … Continue reading

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Public Open Dome Event March 22nd ’18 – Dr Julian Onions

The next public open dome event is on Thursday the 22nd March 2018 and features guest speaker, Dr. Julian Onions of Nottingham University. The content of this talk is yet to be confirmed but Julian is always a popular speaker … Continue reading

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Open Dome Event February 15th 2018 – Hunting Orion.

The next public open dome event is on Thursday 15th February at 7pm. This month the talk will be presented by Mr M. Perkins of The Long Eaton School and is entitled “Hunting Orion”. In the talk we shall discover … Continue reading

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Update! Dr Suzie Imber joins us for Stargazing Live!

We are to be joined by Dr Suzie Imber tomorrow evening as part of our Stargazing Live 2018 event. Suzie joins Dr Helen Mason as we celebrate “Inspiring Women in Space”. Suzie Imber, was revealed as the best candidate for … Continue reading

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