There will be two sessions – from 11am-1.15pm and 2-4.15pm.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for accompanied under-16s and are now available from tickets.msas.uk/open-day
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Highlights at the open day include: safe viewing of the Sun through the observatory’s special telescopes; rolling lectures inside the observatory lecture room; face painting and tattoos; and learn about space weather and meteor detection at the radio astronomy centre.
There will also be astro-themed merchandise sales and refreshments available.
Visitors can also enjoy a tour of the facility and learn all about the plans for a new science discovery centre and planetarium.