Please note: all of our free timed tickets for the BBC Stargazing Live event on Thursday 10 January have now been taken. The Observatory will also be open from 8pm - 8:30pm on this night for visitors on a first come first served basis. We can only fit a maximum of 14 people in the Observatory at any one time so please be prepared to wait if we are full when you arrive.
In addition, we will be opening the Observatory from 5 - 7pm on both Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th January, for visitors to learn about the history of the telescope, observatory and astronomy in York, and (weather permitting) view the night sky through the historic telescope. Again, this will be on a first come first served basis and you should expect to wait if we are full when you arrive. Please note that no other Stargazing Live activities will be taking place in the gardens on these two nights.
When & Where
York Museums Trust
York Museums Trust is an independant charity which manages York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary's, in York.