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astronomy centres to visit

History of Astronomy

Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland, 010 353 509 20056
The 'Leviathan' 72" reflecting telescope built by the third Earl of Rosse in the 1840's can be seen at the centre of the Demesne.
Display on the history of astronomy at Birr.

Herschel House and Museum
19, New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL, 01225 446865
House belonging to Sir William Herschel, famous astronomer and discoverer of the planet Uranus in 1781.
Open daily from 16 January to 16 December, 1 pm to 5 pm (closed Wednesdays).
Weekends 11 am to 5 pm. School visits and evening sessions by prior arrangement.

Woolsthorpe Manor
Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 01476 860338
Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton.
Newton formulated his three great discoveries here - differential calculus, composition of white light and his Law of Gravitation.


British Association of Planetaria
Visit their web site to find Travelling Planetaria that will visit your site or Planetaria at visitor centres.

Science Centres

Orange Imaginarium
at-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB, 0845 345 1235
Hands on multi-media exhibitions, IMAX® Theatre and 100 seat fully-spherical planetarium!!

Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF1 6BW, 01222 475475
Hands-on science centre.

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