What is the Practical Astronomy Show?

The Practical Astronomy Show brings 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.

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

The show is free to attend for the general public, 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.

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


Our Story

The practical astronomy show was borne out of conversations between John Timmins and Nick Vermeulen, both passionate amateur astronomers since childhood, and since then, owners of astronomy companies Peak2Valley and Altair Astro. Attendance at the show is at our discretion.