Venue: The Albany, Garden


  •  Solar Observing Friday & Saturday 12.00 – 15.00
  •  Lunar Observing Friday 3pm-6pm Saturday 15.00 – 20.00

Age Range Suitable for all ages


Flamsteed Astronomy Society

Take up a rare opportunity to view the turbulent surface of the Sun through specialist solar telescopes that make it possible to see the flares and prominences at the edges of the Sun’s disc, as well as the sunspots and other magnetic disturbances on the surface.

When the Sun sets, viewing switches to the Moon through high-powered telescopes, enabling visitors to see close-up views of craters and ancient lava flows.

The Flamsteed Astronomy Society is the amateur astronomy society affiliated to the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Direct viewing of the Sun without a filter or viewer specifically designed for the purpose is dangerous and can result in eye damage or blindness. The solar telescopes that we use are designed specifically for viewing the Sun. NEVER look at the Sun directly through a telescope or binoculars, unless the equipment has been adapted for solar viewing.

Children must be supervised by parents/carers at all times. This event is weather dependent.