The North West Astronomy Festival is a spectacle of stars, planets and space and the new summer time weekend of July 1st, 2nd and 3rd creates a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our favourite star - The Sun.
The festival has something for all ages, interests and experiences, with presentations from top names in the world of astronomy, Astronomer Question Time, solar observing and imaging, activities, trade stalls, local clubs, advice, guidance and practical workshops. Of course the event would not be complete without the planetarium and our now famous raffle and a night not to be missed at our Saturday Social supper.
The Knowledge Observatory is on the move
After 2 years in Runcorn and a wonderful year at Wigg Island, on the 1st of July The Knowledge Observatory is relocating to Confolens in the South West of France!
However, this is neither a sad farewell nor bad news for our astronomy friends as we are opening Astrofarm in October 2015. This means even more of the TKO fabness, activities, events and warm welcome but better weather and fabulous dark skies.
We have loved our time on Wigg, the centre and setting, the work with the amazing young peeps, meeting all you incredible people, the brilliant events and late, late nights observing and talking (with added cake). We have been working behind the scenes for some time - now is the time to launch our new adventure and share it with all of you, our loyal supporters.
The North West Astronomy Festival will continue each year and will remain a ‘not for profit’ event, supporting local astronomers, education and community activity.
Keep up to date by following us on Twitter and Facebook and look out for our regular blogs and photo gallery from Astrofarm for all our news.