About Us

The North West Astronomy Festival is an annual spectacle of stars, planets and space!

Now in its 6th year, the festival goes from strength to strength and brings the very best of the astronomy world to the North West. Held annually in Runcorn Cheshire the festival brings together a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion then shares it with a keen public audience. The festival prides itself on the variety of exhibitors from clubs and societies, educational groups and traders - it is so much more than a trade show.

The festival is organised, coordinated and hosted by Andrew and Sue Davies (formerly of The Knowledge Observatory and now of Astrofarm France) and the NWAF committee of local astronomers and supporters and the Astronomy Now Magazine. NWAF is a not for profit group. All proceeds from the festival go toward future events and building a sustainable annual festival for the North West of England. In the happy event of a surplus of profits, the group will donate resources to local astronomy outreach activities.

We have a regular newsletter , Face book page and Twitter feed to keep you up to date with 'hot off the press' developments. We will be even more active in keeping you up to date with our posts and tweets leading up to the festival day.

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Email Sue at info@nwastrofest.co.uk

So get in touch - write to us, post to us and tweet to us so we know what you are looking forward to and join in the fun of Festival 2018!