Stargazing at the Institute of Astronomy | Cambridge

Calling all lovers of space - if you ever find yourself planning a trip to Cambridge, make sure you include this fabulous free activity!

On clear Wednesday nights, members of the Cambridge Astronomical Association set up their telescopes. There are modern telescopes on the Observatory lawn, as well as the historical Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes.

Doors open at 6.30pm and there will be a half-hour talk from an astronomer, kicking off at 7.15pm. If it's a cloudy evening you can still attend the talk but it will be followed by tea and biscuits or entertainment from the Cambridge Astronomical Association, instead of stargazing.

If you are hoping to visit the Institute of Astronomy in a group of between 15 and 25 people, be sure to book in advance.

Concessions: Free entry