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Mills Observatory

Balgay Park, Glamis Road, Dundee, DD2 2UB, 01382 667138
Planetarium, observatory, workshops and courses available. Group visits must be booked in advance.

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS 0116 253 0811
Displays and support for schools.

Norman Lockyer Observatory
Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY, 01395 68591
The observatory is open to the public on Bank holidays and Sunday, afternoons during the Summer and on some evenings during the Autumn and winter.

Old Royal Observatory
Greenwich, London, SE10 9EF, 0208 858 4422
Greenwich meridian, old clocks and telescopes.

Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre
Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, 0131 668 8405
Telescopes, displays and shop. Evening lectures.

St Andrews University Observatory
School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, 01334 463100
Telescopes. Group visits.

South Tyneside College Planetarium
St. George's Avenue, Tyne and Wear NE34 6ET, 0191 427 3589
Planetarium shows. Education officer available for advice.

The Astronomy Centre
Clough Bank, Bacup Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HW, 01706 816964
www.astronomycentre.org.uk
25 seater planetarium. Telescopes. Camera obscura. Teacher support. All visits must be arranged in advance. Ring for details of special events.

Woodland View
www.woodlandsvieweducation.co.uk
Woodlands View is situated high in the Pennine hills above the towns of Bacup and Todmorden, on the A681. Surrounded by moorland in a landscape scarred by industry and mining, it is easy to spot though, due to all the trees and telescopes. What do we do? Currently we are renovating a lecture hall and outside activity space for education and entertainment. Our wish is to share the wonders of the sky, investigate the local history, dig into the geology and help improve the environment the site.

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