• Altair Astro, iOptron, Pegasus Astro & SkyVision France
  • Atik Cameras
  • 365 Astronomy
  • BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  • David Hinds - Celestron, Baader & 10 Micron
  • Ian King Imaging & Hitec Astro
  • NPAE Precision Astro Engineering
  • Orion Optics
  • Peak2Valley Instruments
  • Pulsar Observatories
  • Rother Valley Optics
  • SolarSphere
  • Starlight Xpress
  • Track the Stars
  • Tring Astronomy Centre
  • Widescreen Centre
  • W & W Astro

Full list of Exhibitors here...

Free Talks By

  • Paul Money - 'Adventures with my Telescopes'.
  • Niels Haagh - 'Astronomy with AZ mounts'.
  • Dr Paul Abel - ‘Observing Venus: A Guide for Visual Observers’.
  • Gary Palmer - 'Solar Imaging & Observing'.
  • Dr Robin Glover - ‘Deep Sky CMOS Imaging’.
  • Damien Peach - 'High Resolution Astrophotography'.

More info and talk times here...

Travel info

The show Venue is Kettering Conference Centre.

A completely free astronomy show

The Practical Astronomy Show is a one-day show on the 9th of March 2019 at the Kettering Conference and Exhibition Centre.

The show aims to bring a selection of leading astronomy businesses, organisations and educational institutions together under one roof, for one day. Astronomy products and services will be available for purchase from various stands.

The show is free to attend, and there will be free talks* about the practical aspects of astronomy, with an emphasis on using and getting the best out of astronomy products.

Organisations involved in astronomy education, outreach and tourism will be available to meet and greet the general public.

The show caters for all levels of practical astrophotography and visual astronomy. We hope that no matter what your experience level, there will be something interesting for you at the show.

* Talks cannot be booked in advance. Tickets for the talks will be available at the show, strictly on a one-per-person basis.

The practical astronomy show is organised by John Timmins and Nick Vermeulen, both passionate amateur astronomers since childhood, and since then, owners of astronomy companies Peak2Valley and Altair Astro.

Solar image by Nick Vermeulen
Solar image by Nick Vermeulen
Moon image by Neil Phillips
Moon image by Neil Phillips
Solar image by Gary Palmer
Solar image by Gary Palmer


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