This where we will publish information about if and when our observatory is open to the public.

Please don't turn up without checking whether we can open.  We will post our decision on Facebook at as soon as we know but it may be as late as 3pm on the Saturday.   We may also post on Twitter.

If we have any other news we will also publish it here.

Suspension of meetings at Royal Russell School and at the Norman Fisher Observatory.


Update: May 2021.  We are sorry to say that we are still unable to re-open either our meetings at Royal Russell School or our Observatory.


Although we are now allowed 30 visitors outside we would still have to maintain social distancing and our site is just too small.   Inside the observatory dome it is too small to socially distance even the six people we are allowed and there is the risk of cross contamination from touching the telescope and eyepiece.


Also we are currently unable to hold meetings at Royal Russell school.


On behalf of the Committee I would like to thank you for your understanding and patience in these trying times. We wish all of you and your friends & families good health.


We MAY be able to help members who need help in setting up their telescopes.  If you are in this category please get in touch.