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Bayfordbury Observatory

Bayfordbury 158 Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford SG13 8LD, England
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Fascinating open evening

A rare opportunity to listen to experts and look through amazing telescopes. A bit chilly and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a wonderfully informative evening here. Sadly it was cloudy so we couldn't see much with the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Bayfordbury 158 Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford SG13 8LD, England

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A rare opportunity to listen to experts and look through amazing telescopes. A bit chilly and a tiny bit disorganised but in an endearingly academic way !

Thank EppingGirlie
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderfully informative evening here. Sadly it was cloudy so we couldn't see much with the telescopes. Only the previously gained images. But they were bought to life by the fabulous staff. The highlight was a visit to the planetarium and a guided tour...More

Thank SallieHerts
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

3 adults and one 10 year old came to the open evening on March 3rd... My second time here and just as good! Last time I came it was too windy so no domes were open but they were this time! Really informative the speakers...More

2  Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have visited a couple of times now and it never fails to be a great evening,there is so many interesting things going on and the talks are fascinating.You are dependent on the weather, like most things in Britian, whether you get to see the...More

1  Thank mistofdiorella
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We came here last year for an open evening and then joined " friends of bayford" . In April we came here with some 50 other people to a BAT night . It was just amazing and well worth a visit as we learned so...More

2  Thank Gerard m
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My daughter has been lucky enough to visit this place twice. She said that the staff were very helpful and the telescopes are amazing.

1  Thank Mummy06_11
Reviewed 7 December 2015

worth a visit on the open evenings. sadly telescopes are often not useable so its often more about looking at science projects and the astronomical elements that have been prepared mainly by students, perfect for children

Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Came here on Friday evening and it despite the weather it was a fun few hours! The weather was very bad, raining and windy so we didn't get to go inside the pods and look through the telescopes as they had to close these. They...More

1  Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Fantastic site to learn all about stargazing from local astrophysics' undergraduates at the university. Their knowledge and enthusiasm really showed and the computers, labs, observatory and planetarium were well worth a visit. We didn't attend any talks but there were guest speakers in attendance. 3...More

3  Thank Charliegirl2
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I was fortunate a while bach to be invited to the observatory on one of their open evenings. What a fantastic experience it was. We had a small lecture/talk before moving out into the evening to view the stars through the telescopes. Amazing. The Telescope's...More

1  Thank Ann0ying0range
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