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North West Astronomy Festival

The second North West Astronomy Festival is an exciting two day event on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th of October at The Heath, Runcorn in Cheshire. With BBC Sky at Night Magazine as media partners, a fantastic line up of presenters and twice the floor space of 2013, this year's event is shaping up to be a spectacular astronomical weekend!

Festival 2014, 'Capturing the Universe' is part of World Space Week and is even bigger and more jam packed with a comprehensive timetable of activities, workshops, shows and presentations. Top names in the trade, practical astronomy, local astronomy clubs and help & advice sessions, add to the varied programme on offer.

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Family Astronomy Club

Our newly formed family club is perfect for beginners and those wishing to learn more or to enjoy sharing their passion with others. RAW astronomers meet on the second Friday of the month at the Wigg Island Visitor Centre

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Astronomy Courses

Astronomy courses for adults

Our Astronomy for All course will be delivered in weekly 2 hour sessions and is an active, fun learning programme for beginners and returners to learning. The course may be enjoyed in a relaxed, non pressured environment or by completing optional additional assessments, can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

 

North West Astronomy Festival

The Astonomy Festival 2013 report

Held in October, the North West Astronomy Festival is a celebration and exhibition of astronomy. A spectacle of stars, planets and space with presentations from top names in the world of astronomy, Astronomers Question Time, activities, trade stalls, local clubs, advice and guidance. Something for all ages, interests and experiences.

 

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