What We Do
Here’s what you can see and do when you come to the observatory, or if we visit you:
Watch the huge dome turn above your head and hear how our astronomers and engineers now work with the greatest telescopes around the world.
Observing The Night Sky
Find the big constellations with your naked eyes and then be inspired with a closer look at planets and other cosmic wonders with our telescopes. Take home your own pocket starcharts.
Rocks From Space
Get hold of some real rocks from space – these meteorites are the oldest objects you will ever touch. To learn more watch the Space Rocks video.
Watch us mix the ingredients for a comet to make our own version of space’s "dirty snow balls".
Make and launch your own rocket!
We will guide you through the best of the fantastic images from space.
We can bring our Starlab to your school or venue
Training For Educators
We run a number of workshops for teachers and other educators.