The Observatory will be officially opening towards the end of August 2013 - watch this space for more details.
We had a great time at the "Big Bang" science fair at Exeter University - see the photos on our BLOG
Tolcarn Observatory is a newly established centre in Cornwall for education, observation and research. Our mission is to make astronomy accessible to all, through links with schools and through the Tolcarn Astronomy Club, while at the same time being a serious and accredited research facility. Director Grant Mackintosh is an experienced astronomer, specialising in spectroscopy. His photographs have featured in the BBC's 'The Sky at Night' and 'Stargazing Live'.
We have a number of telescopes housed in 2 domes and in our "rolloff" roof observatory. Our largest telescope is the Meade LX 200, 14 inch SCT. We have excellent facilities for photography and live streaming.
We will be collaborating with local and country wide astronomy clubs and societies to promote astronomy throughout the country.
The Tolcarn observatory will mainly be conducting research into exoplanets.