The Durlston Astronomy Centre
Durlston Country Park is located just south of Swanage in Dorset. The Astronomy Centre consists of a telescope housed in its own observatory dome, together with supporting facilities for talks and lectures in the close-by Learning Centre. It is supported by the Ranger staff at the Country Park and by members of the Wessex Astronomical Society.
To get to Durlston: Proceed to Swanage town centre and follow the brown Leisure signs. Postcode for satavs BH19 2JL. When you arrive at the park go to the second car park for the Learning Centre.
NEXT PUBLIC EVENT Monday 12th August 9.00pm
There will be a talk in the Learning Centre then watching for Perseid meteors, and telescopes available for observation of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and the summer constellations.
Entrance charge: £3 adults, £2 children.
Check here or phone Alan on 01929 422961 after 4.30 pm, or Durlston on 01929 424443, if the weather looks uncertain.
Current Forecasts: BBC or Met Office
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