We accept payments via PayPal or by cheque or bank transfer for all services.  Schools will be invoiced as per usual procedures.

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WORKSHOPS

STAR PARTIES

CHILDREN’S PARTIES

TUTORIALS

GUEST SPEAKING

TELESCOPE HIRE

ITEMS TO BUY

For any other specific requirements or to discuss details of clubs or courses which you would like to run, please contact us.

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WORKSHOPS

We charge £150 for a half day or £200 for a full day of workshops in groups up to 30 students. Plus a £50 surcharge for workshops using dry ice. Paul needs about 15 minutes between sessions to reset equipment and prepare for the next group of students. Groups are run by Paul but we request that at least one teacher is present throughout.  Contact us to book your workshop now.

Travel costs are included up to 50 miles.  Outside the 50 mile radius, travel is charged at £1 per mile.
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STAR PARTIES

We charge £50 for up to 20 people or £100 for up to 40 people for a 2 and 1/2  hour star party (to include 1/2 an hour telescope set up time prior to the party.) This star party assumes an all adult or mixed adult and child audience.  For all children star parties see CHILDREN’S PARTIES below.  Larger groups can be arranged.  Contact us to discuss your exact requirements.

Travel costs over 10 miles are charged at 50p per mile.
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CHILDREN’S PARTIES

For a 1 and 1/2  hour birthday party (to include 1/2 an hour set up time prior to the party) we charge £60 for up to 10 children and £120 for up to 25 children. Plus a £50 surcharge for workshops using dry ice. Larger groups may be arranged.  We request at least one adult be present for every 10 children at the party. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements.

Travel costs over 10 miles are charged at 50p per mile.
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TUTORIALS

One-to-one tutorials can be arranged in conjunction with a star party or on their own.  They can also be arranged on your own telescope or in conjunction with a hire telescope.  Tutorials cost £25 for one hour, £20 per hour for two hours and £18 per hour for three hours plus.  Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Travel costs over 10 miles are charged at 50p per mile.
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GUEST SPEAKING

Costs can be negotiated dependent on distance to the venue, length of time speaking and whether you have a specific subject in mind or you are happy for Paul to decide upon the topic area covered. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements.
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TELESCOPE HIRE

Telescopes for hire:

Telescope Security Deposit Required Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Sky-Watcher 6 Inch Dobsonian Kit £75 £9 £30
Sky-Watcher 8 Inch Dobsonian Kit £100 £11 £35
Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 SynScan Kit £150 £15 £40
Starwave 70ED Travel Scope £150 £12 £35
Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Kit £200 £17 £49

Binoculars for hire:

Binoculars Security Deposit Required Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Celestron SkyMaster 15 x 70 £30 £5 £15
Celestron SkyMaster 20 x 80 £50 £7.50 £20
Opticron Discovery 8 x 42 £70 £8.00 £25
Celestron Granite 10 x 50 £150 £15 £45

Astro-photography equipment for hire:

Telescope Security Deposit Required Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Celestron NexImage 5 Planetary Imager £100 £7.50 £20
Celestron Skyris 445M Planetary CCD Imager £200 £10 £40
ZW Optical ASI120MM + Filter Wheel + RGB Filters £200 £10 £40
iOptron SkyTracker + Ballhead and Tripod £200 £12 £45

Tripods and mounts for hire:

Telescope Security Deposit Required Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Celestron Advanced VX Mount £200 £20 £59
iOptron SkyTracker + Ball Head and Tripod £200 £12 £45

Other equipment for hire:

Telescope Security Deposit Required Daily Rate Weekly Rate
7ah Powertank £25 £2 £7
17ah Powertank £50 £5 £10
Celestron SkyQ Wifi Module £50 £5 £12
Celestron Starsense Accessory £150 £7.50 £32

Security deposits are refundable on safe return of the Equipment. Please see our full terms and conditions before requesting a booking.

Please contact us to check availability or for general advice on the various options available.
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ITEMS TO BUY

We have the following add on items for sale:

Planisphere £9.99
Astronomy Starter Pack – Planisphere, poster and book £14.95
Turn Left at Orion Book – a highly recommended working guide to the night sky £22.95

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