Bayfordbury Observatory

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Bayfordbury Observatory
4.5
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Bayfordbury Observatory is the University of Hertfordshire's astronomical and atmospheric physics teaching observatory. It hosts monthly open evenings throughout winter, and is also available for private group visits.
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Tony H
oxford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excelent
Jan 2020
Recommend taking the children ours lived it. It was,a pity the weather was cloudy so could not look through the telescopes the planetarium was very good
Written February 5, 2020
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aramis
Hertfordshire, UK3,838 contributions
A visit to Bayfordbury Observatory
Aug 2018
We visited the Observatory with our two young grandchildren, on an open day in August. These open days are regular events, and are the only times that the telescopes are manned and open to the public. Our visit was on a Sunday, during day time, so although some of the telescopes were open, they weren't pointed at the night sky. The university students manning the observatory were very helpful, and there were lots of pictures and other things to see during our visit.
We parked in the Bayfordbury Campus car-park only a couple of hundred metres from the telescopes, and parking was free. There were no refreshments available. An interesting afternoon which our grandchildren enjoyed.
Written September 5, 2018
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Caroline B
Hertford, UK29 contributions
Brilliant
May 2018 • Family
Fabulous staff or volunteers very knowledgable daughter and i loved it planetarium especially cant wait for next year
Written August 12, 2018
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GemSeb
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Cubs
Feb 2018 • Family
Absolutely amazingly brilliant. Cubs loved it. Going out in the dark and looking for the constallations. Great
Written August 6, 2018
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challisfamily
Ware, UK241 contributions
Cub pack visit
Oct 2017 • Family
Great place to visit with Cubs, with interesting talks, telescopes and it’s own plantitirum, so close to hertford
Written April 1, 2018
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zordabfish
Hertfordshire, UK3 contributions
Very nice to see stars
Jan 2018 • Friends
I visit with my friend. amazing place to see stars in the sky. i will return again at the summer time.
Written March 26, 2018
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KeepSmilingUK
Welwyn Garden City, UK577 contributions
Interesting - for stargazers
Apr 2017 • Couples
It's a few years since we left the University of Hertfordshire but, when we were working there, we visited the Observatory on more than one occasion. It was interesting for those who wouldn't normally have seen the moon and stars at such close quarters.
Written March 25, 2018
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Dancingdad612
Hertford, UK30 contributions
interest
Sep 2017 • Family
visited this venue out of interest to see the telescope and view the exhibits the layout is easy to access and parking is good although a walk away from the telescopes,. There is a nice teashop for drinks and snacks ,cakes and scones
Written February 6, 2018
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BSesay
London96 contributions
Too cloudy to see anything
Mar 2017 • Couples
We have been to this observatory twice. Both times, we have not been able to see anything because it wasn't a clear night. We had have a look at the moon on one of the occasions. The evenings are well organised and the staff are knowledgeable, and there are still plenty of things to do (e.g. lectures, workshops etc.), even if the weather is not good enough for you to actually see anything.
Written September 3, 2017
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EppingGirlie
Hertford, UK65 contributions
Fascinating open evening
Feb 2017 • Family
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 !
Written July 3, 2017
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