For those wondering what the purpose is of the silver coloured dome that sits on the hill above Long Leys, you have the chance to find out on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January when Lincoln Astronomical Society is holding two public open evenings between 6:30pm-8:30pm. Visitors will get the opportunity to see the observatory and lecture facility and, cloud cover permitting, get a view of the night sky through the society’s 12″ reflector telescope. Entrance is free and all are welcome on the night. Unfortunately, the 50 steps from the road to the facility make the site inaccessible for wheelchair users and the society extend a sincere apology for people who might be affected by this. Entrance is off the Burton Road via Westcliffe Street with the society to be found at No 23 (steps lead down to the society).
See lincolnastronomy.org for more details on the society.
As background, the society was founded in 1959 and holds regular lectures for members on the first Tuesday of each month. Visitors are welcome to these sessions (Non member visitors to meetings or observing sessions £4 each visit ~ Visitor Concession £2.50 ~ Accompanied under 16 £1.50).
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