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Open Dome IN PERSON - UPDATE: Heritage of the Night Sky

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Join Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) in his talk on The Heritage of the Night Sky where you will hear about how we all are connected to the sky and explore pollution of the sky through light and satellites.

  • From: Thursday 24 November 2022, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 24 November 2022, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 24 November 2022, 12.00 am
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Event details


Due to unforeseen circumstances the talk by Carolyn Kennett on Uranus and Neptune has to be postponed


The event will continue but with a new talk by Dr D Brown on The Heritage of the Night Sky


Heritage can take on many shapes and forms. We are mostly familiar with monuments or landscapes connecting to our heritage. However, humans have always valued the sky and been influenced by its every changing appearance.

This month will feature Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) and his talk on The Heritage of the Night Sky. A talk that guides us through how we explore and understand our heritage and are able to connect it to the night sky. He gives examples that include Stonehenge but also many sites in the Pak District. It also explores the impact of light pollution and how this removes part of our heritage, calling us all to action. Finally, it also illustrates the modern trend of pollution of the sky through excess satellites for example related to Star Link.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. 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.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.

You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the Open Dome VIRTUAL event to receive the link details.


The event will start at 8pm with Dr Daniel Brown and his talk The Heritage of the Night Sky.

Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Autumn sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus


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 Teaching and Learning Building.

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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