Special Event 29th March 2017

Messier Marathon

For the hardy, experienced astronomer, we have 10 places on our Messier marathon night on Wednesday the 29th of March from 6.00 pm to 6.00 am. You will need your own telescope and be familiar with using it. You do not need to be experienced or knowledgeable about the Marathon itself as this is a guided all-night event . We provide copious tea, coffee, chocolate and soup and costs €10 per person. Places must be booked and confirmed by email to admin@astrofarmfrance.com

Special Event 29th April 2017

International Astronomy Day

The 29th of April is International Astronomy Day. This biennial event provides an opportunity for interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The theme of the International Astronomy Day is "Bringing Astronomy to the People," and on this day astronomy and stargazing clubs and other organisations around the world will plan special events.

Astrofarm will be celebrating International Astronomy Day with an evening of presentations, activities and guided stargazing. No equipment is necessary and help will be given to finding your way around the night sky. The event is €5 per person and runs from 6.00 pm until midnight. Places must be booked in advance by email to admin@astrofarmfrance.com

Astronomy course calendar

At Astrofarm we deliver a number of astronomy and astronomy related courses. Our astronomy course calendar shows the dates for the pre-arranged courses for 2017. These short courses are for beginners and do not require prior knowledge or specialist equipment. For content details of our courses please see our Astronomy Courses page. 

With small groups of 8 - 10, we can guarantee personal attention and plenty of time to help and answer questions. All our astronomy courses are informal, relaxed, friendly and fun. Our tutor Andrew has many years experience of teaching adults and fully understand the anxieties we mature students have!

We have a programme of courses throughout the year and any of the astronomy courses can be arranged on a date to suit for a group of 8 - 10 people. It is also possible to deliver a beginner astronomy course for a group at your own venue, by prior arrangement. We have not specified dates for June, July and August at this time and will run any of the courses if we have enough interest from locals, friends and family who are staying or holiday makers staying in local B&B's. Please do get in touch if you are interested and we will arrange dates when we have sufficient numbers.  


Beginner Astronomy 2017

1st April 

6th May 

3rd August

9th September 

14th October 

Astronomy Courses
Milky Way

Digital Photography 2017

13th May

21st October

Telescope Workshops 

Wednesday 19th April 7.30 pm

Club Members Nights

Every Wednesday

Open Observing nights

Any night by reservation

Astro-photography 2017

30th April

23rd September

25th November

fishing lake

                        Email admin@astrofarmfrance.com or phone 0545 712 553 to book your place.