Hands-on experience at Bayfordbury Observatory

19 August 2015

Bayfordbury Observatory is open for the public to learn about the universe several evenings a year.

Bayfordbury Observatory is the University of Hertfordshire's teaching observatory for astronomy and astrophysics. It offers students a hands-on experience with some of the latest technology in the field.

It is one of the best equipped teaching observatories in the country and features:

  • 7 large optical, individually-housed telescopes
  • 4 radio telescopes, including an interferometer
  • High definition planetarium
  • Unrivalled student access both hands on, and remotely
  • State-of-the-art technology

Come and see for yourself

Attend an open evening at Bayfordbury Observatory to learn more about the universe and the work taking place on site.


Professor Hugh Jones h.r.s.jones@herts.ac.uk