YOUR OWN PURPOSE-BUILT WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE
You can book the Observatory for your own events. As a Corporate Supporting member, if you have an approved host (trained to use the Observatory equipment), you can hire the Observatory and run events yourself. Otherwise you will need to book the services of one of the Observatory's Star Guides to organise and run your event. Events can be tailored to meet your particular needs, but the standard tariffs below will give you a good indication of typical event costs.
These tariffs apply to Observatory Corporate Supporting Members who would like to self-host an event with their own AVEL approved/trained corporate member host
3 hour session for small group <9 using the Observatory only - £35
3 hour session for larger groups (9-40) using the Observatory + the ACA classroom facility - £80
One of our Observatory Star Guides can be booked to organise/host events for you. Star Guide hosted events include astronomy -related presentations and the provision of light refreshments for those attending.
3 hour session for small group <9 with Star Guide host using the Observatory only - £150
3 hour session for larger groups (9-40) with Star Guide host using the Observatory + the ACA classroom facility - £200
Your event could include the use of the Observatory's inflatable planetarium either onsite at the Observatory (a handy insurance if you are unlucky enough to hit a cloudy evening on the day of your event) - or at you own venue, as a component of a 2-part visit) LEARN MORE
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The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited, a volunteer-run Community Benefit Society