Welcome to the Exeter Observatory. Hopefully you will find something interesting here including our live meteor and solar flare detection. The observatory is based in Matford, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom and serves the purpose of promoting astronomy as a science and helping those interested in the Universe become more familiar with everything that exists within it. Please bookmark the site and check back for latest updates!
John Maclean FRAS
The Persied Meteor Shower will peak on the evening of the 11/12th August. We can expect upwards of 100 meteors per hour. Go outside after midnight and look up towards Cassiopeia in the North-East. Be patient and scan the skies! If your area is cloudy then you can watch live meteor strikes from our detectors here Live Meteor strikes or see live meteor images from our UK Meteor Network cameras here Live Meteor Images
Asteroid day 2016 TO ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERS AND ORGANISATION FOR WORLDWIDE EVENTS ON 30 JUNE — PRESS CONFERENCE ON 9 FEBRUARY CO-HOSTED BY ESA ESTEC IN THE NETHERLANDS. ASTEROID DAY
Apollo 15 CM Pilot Al Worden
In February/March I completed another lecture trip from Chile to Australia via Easter Island, Tahiti, Moorea, New Zealand and Sydney. Ten well attended talks on a variety of Astronomy and Astrophysics topics.
Had a very successful lecturing trip on the Queen Mary 2 to New Zealand and Australia in March 2015. Visited the wonderful Sydney Observatory and University of New South Wales for a talk on the SKA and Dark Matter by Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith.