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Open Dome Event - A Life Time of Astronomical Observations

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Amateur astronomers have varied backgrounds and inspire others. Hear more about the life of a passionate and long serving amateur astronomer Mr A Heath (NAS) in his talk A life time of astronomical observations supported by Mr J Dawson (NAS).

  • From: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 8 pm
  • To: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 3.00 pm
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Amateur astronomers come from all walks of life and allocate a huge amount of their time to astronomy. They contribute to astronomy in many ways and inspire others to look into the sky. Nottingham boasts several astronomy societies that link up keen astronomers and offer access to observatories.

Mr A Heath (NAS) is one example of such a dedicated amateur astronomer and the longest serving member of the Nottingham Astronomical Society (NAS). He travelled the world with Sir P Moore and has an asteroid named after him. Together with Mr J Dawson (NAS), Mr A Heath (NAS) will be telling us more about his life in his talk titled A life time of astronomical observations.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with Mr A Heath (NAS) and Mr J Dawson (NAS) talking about A life time of astronomical observations. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to CELS.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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