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Observatory tours to take place in Moor Park

Posted on - 9th July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Moor Park, Parks, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The observatory at Moor Park
The observatory at Moor Park

Preston’s observatory in Moor Park is being opened up to the public.

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Sitting in Moor Park, on the Blackpool Road side, it has recently seen a major restoration.

Now as part of Love Parks Week the Preston and District Astronomical Society are throwing open its doors.

Run by the University of Central Lancashire the Jeremiah Horrocks observatory will give solar fans the chance to do a bit of observing.

Read more: New cafe to open in Moor Park

With very clear skies over Preston in recent weeks it has been a treat for stargazers.

As well as the observatory tour you can also take a walk round Moor Park itself with the team of rangers who explain the heritage and natural trails around the park.

The event is free and runs from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday (15 July).

Restoration work has been ongoing in the park in the last 18 months Pic: Jim Beattie
Restoration work has been ongoing in the park in the last 18 months Pic: Jim Beattie

Moor Park is currently seeing more than £2million invested in a restoration project for the grade-I listed park, the largest park in the city.

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