The Seething Observatory sits on a 2 acre site at the edge of Seething Airfield in South Norfolk. Based just 8 miles south of Norwich in the middle of the countryside, visitors and members can enjoy stunning dark, star filled skies.

Since the Society moved to Seething in 1994 significant progress has been made to enhance the look of the site but not at the expense of the local wildlife. To that end, most of the observatory facilities are on one half of the site, surrounded by lawns and footpaths, whilst the other half is for the most part, left as a managed wildlife area.

In addition to developing the look of the site, we have replaced the gravel paths that led around the various buildings with concrete paths to ensure that people less stable on their feet or those in wheelchairs can move safely around the site. This coupled with some newly installed low-level red lights, ensure members and public visitors to the Observatory enjoy the facilities in complete safety.

Public Events

We hold a number of special public events with talks, tour, and look through our telescopes!

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Image: IC 1805 Heart Nebula

by Shaun Reynolds