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Open Dome IN PERSON - Developing the NTU Observatory

Audience with telescope
Public lectures

Observatories constantly develop and update. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in this month's talk on Developing the NTU Observatory - Create our Next Research Project and explore our new planetarium.

  • From: Thursday 31 March 2022, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 31 March 2022, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Cost: £5.00 (free if NTU student or underaged)
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022, 8.00 pm
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Event details

The NTU observatory has hosted many different research projects for students both from NTU  as well as abroad. They even included work carried out by placement students from schools. This year we are offering our NTU observatory audience the unique opportunity to shape our next summer research project.

This month Dr D Brown (NTU) will talk about Developing the NTU Observatory - Create our Next Research Project which will cover observation of exoplanets from our observatory, understanding planetary nebula, and exploring the oldest telescope-like building used 4,000 years ago. It will also introduce two new possible projects to take place at the observatory this summer and you can decide which one will be carried out. This event will also for the first time allow you to enter our new planetarium and explore the wonders of this month's night sky.

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 D Brown (NTU) talk Developing the NTU Observatory - Create our Next Research Project.

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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