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A visit to Bayfordbury Observatory

We visited the Observatory with our two young grandchildren, on an open day in August. These open... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
aramis
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Fabulous staff or volunteers very knowledgable daughter and i loved it planetarium especially cant... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Caroline B
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Herts
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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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Bayfordbury Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford SG13 8LD, England
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+44 1707 285837
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Reviewed 5 September 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,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aramis
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Fabulous staff or volunteers very knowledgable daughter and i loved it planetarium especially cant wait for next year

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazingly brilliant. Cubs loved it. Going out in the dark and looking for the constallations. Great

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great place to visit with Cubs, with interesting talks, telescopes and it’s own plantitirum, so close to hertford

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I visit with my friend. amazing place to see stars in the sky. i will return again at the summer time.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank KeepSmilingUK
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

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 !

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderfully informative evening here. Sadly it was cloudy so we couldn't see much with the telescopes. Only the previously gained images. But they were bought to life by the fabulous staff. The highlight was a visit to the planetarium and a guided tour...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank SallieHerts
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