Contact the Observatory

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries about Bayfordbury Observatory.

Bayfordbury Observatory is primarily a university teaching observatory for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and not generally open to the public during the year. We do welcome the public to various events. Find out more about visiting us or options for our Mobile Planetarium visiting you.

Tewilight scene

Get in touch with us

You can see if your question is answered in our list of FAQs.

Please note that many of us are often working away from the office. If you cannot get a reply via phone please send an email and we will get back to you.

Mily Riley (she/her)+44 (0) 7926

Bayfordbury Education Officer

Group & Community visit, School trip and Home Education visits coordinator

Mobile Planetarium coordinator
(Cosmos in the Classroom, Celestial Explorer)

Nuala O'Flynn (she/her)

+44 (0)1707 285251

Ogden Trust & SEPNet Outreach and Public Engagement Manager

Public Open Evening coordinator

Prof. David Pinfield (he/him)+44 (0)1707 of Bayfordbury Observatory Undergraduate Teaching
Dr. Ben Burningham (he/him)+44 (0)1707

Director of Outreach & Public Engagement

Press office+44 (0)1707 enquiries
UH Venues+44 (0)1707 use of the site (e.g. filming/events)
Enterprise Zone use of facilities, consultancy, research
David Campbell (he/him)+44 (0)1707 Technical Officer
Dr. Sam Rolfe (they/them)+44 (0)1707 Tutor

Find us on Social Media

We regularly update our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, follow us for updates on Public Open Evenings, astronomical events and see what we are working on at the Observatory too. Enjoy some of the many images we have taken of the night sky with our telescopes and photos of Bayfordbury campus on our Flickr page.

You may have found us through GoStargazing, which lists dark sky sites and observatories near you.

Our location

Bayfordbury Observatory
University of Hertfordshire
Lower Hatfield Road
Hertford, Hertfordshire
SG13 8LD