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The Knowledge Observatory is a Social Enterprise, raising funds through unique events astronomy courses, publications and products. These funds enable young people disengaged from education to take part in our innovative learning programme.

North West Astronomy Festival 2015

North West Astronomy Festival 2015 moves to its new date in the astronomy events calendar of June 27th and 28th.

The North West Astronomy Festival is a spectacle of stars, planets and space and the new summer time weekend 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.

Tickets are now on sale here on our website . We have held the prices to the same as the last 2 years plus free entry for U16s so that makes an excellent value family day out!


Family Astronomy Club

Exciting news! RAW Astro is on the move (skyward!) and is now being run by the members. Please visit the new website www.RAWAstro.co.uk

Everyone is welcome. Meetings are at 7.30pm on the 2nd Friday of each month at Sandymoor Hall.

What's on @ Wigg Island

Weather dependent tonight and next week as Andrew is on holiday. Please check back for confirmation before coming. Weekly open public observing, talking, learning and meeting from 7.00 pm every week until the end of June. Everyone is welcome.

Astronomy breaks in France

Astronomy holidays in France

We are excited to announce that Knowledge Observatory France is opening in early October 2015. Astrofarm will be a purpose built, year round astronomy centre with fully equipped observatories, quiet zone accommodation and dark skies.


Food at the festival

Foodini opens 10.00 am on Saturday and will be serving a wide range of delicious, good value hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks throughout the weekend. Enjoy a drink at the bar from 4.00 pm on Saturday before the Social Supper and why not join us for Social Sunday breakfast from 10.00 am?


Cosmic Con June 6th-7th 2015

Astronomy Club

Astronaut, Space & Astronomy Event at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Airport, Outwood Lane, Manchester M90 4WP.

Meet Apollo & Skylab Astronauts as well as other famous names in the world of space and science.

Astronomy breaks in France


Food at the festival


Cosmicon website

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