The North West Astronomy Festival is an annual event in Runcorn Cheshire the first weekend of July at The Heath Conference Centre in Runcorn 

We deliver a packed programme of talks, presentations, activities, trade, clubs & societies and our famous raffle and Social Supper.
The festival is a not for profit event run by local astronomers. All proceeds go back into the event funds for future years.

That's it for Festival 2017 - all over in a flash!

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Many thanks for your support and input this year - we really appreciate everything from you all. We hope that you had a great weekend and will want to do it all again next year. Let us know on the link below if you would like to be involved in organising and publicising the festival next year.

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NWAF Organisation

The North West Astronomy Festival is a not for profit event run by astronomers for astronomers. You can get involved with the organisation and running of the festival before and during the festival weekend.

NWAF Location

Easily accessible from the motorway and rail networks, the festival is held in the Conference Centre and Exhibition Hall at The Heath Business Park in Runcorn Cheshire.