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SPA Discount Scheme

Great offers and deals for members!

A major benefit of SPA membership is the great offers and discounts that we have lined up with some of Britain's leading astronomical centres. Whether you want to buy a telescope, other observing equipment or visit leading observatories, planetariums and science centres, you will find that belonging to the SPA can save you pounds. You can save the price of your subscription in no time!

To take advantage of these great deals, you will need your SPA membership card. Simply show your signed card, or quote your membership number, when ordering by post or over the Internet. Check the offers and instructions for the individual organisations taking part in the discount scheme by clicking on the relevant link below.

Note: The Society cannot be held responsible for supporters of the Discount Scheme, altering or withdrawing their offers or discounts without informing the SPA or its members. Check the details carefully before commitment.

ASTRONOMICA.CO.UK
Tel: 01482 216848 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm)
or 0113 203 7240 (Wednesday-Friday 9-5pm)
E-Mail: info@astronomica.co.uk

www.astronomica.co.uk

10% Discount on most purchases

See website for full details
PLEASE NOTE - ASTRONOMICA IS AN ONLINE FACILITY
Appointments by prior arrangement only

BINOCULARS UK LIMITED
Unit 4, 9 Chorley Road, Blackpool, FY3 7XQ
Tel: 01253 300600 Fax: 01253 369003
E-Mail: info@binoculars-uk.co.uk

www.binoculars-uk.co.uk

We specialise in all major brands of Binoculars, Telescopes, Spotting Scopes, Night Vision, Digiscoping, Digital Cameras and Accessories through our online shop and offline store

5% Discount on most purchases 
Please quote SPA when ordering by phone, or if ordering online, the coupon code SPA must be entered in the check-out phase.

CLEARVIEW BINOCULARS
The Old Coach House Barnsley Road Newmillerdam Wakefield WF2 6QG
Tel: 01924 229787 - E-Mail: sales@clearviewbinoculars.co.uk

www.clearviewbinoculars.co.uk

Our extensive stocks include binoculars, telescopes, digiscoping products (for connecting digital cameras to scopes) and optical accessories including optics for astronomy and birdwatching.

Stockists of, Ostara, Visionary, Olivon, Illusion and Optical Hardware equipment.

15% Discount on most purchases (Discount NOT available on website)

EQUATORIAL PLATFORMS UK
Watch House Associates Limited, Watch House, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes TR5 0RZ
E-Mail: sales@equatorial-platforms-uk.co.uk

www.equatorial-platforms-uk.co.uk

Our latest product, the Watch House Equatorial Platform was created by our Managing Director, a keen amateur astronomer, in response to the needs of UK (and European) amateur astronomers who until now have had no direct access to commercially available equatorial platforms in the UK.

10% Discount on all purchases

GREEN WITCH
Greenwich House, 2 Bakers Court, Great Gransden, Sandy SG19 3PF
Tel: 01767 677025 - E-Mail: lee@green-witch.com

 www.green-witch.com

Visit the Green Witch web site for a wide range of equipment and
Accessories. Phone for mail order and free, friendly advice
or call in to see us at our well-stocked showroom

5% Discount on most purchases

MANORTRONICS
Wessex House, 25 Manor Gardens, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9UG
Tel: - E-Mail: info@manortronics-force-gauges.com

www.manortronics-force-gauges.com

 ASTRO-FIX NMS uses the very latest non-magnetic sensor technology and can be used on Dobsonian, Altazimuth and Equatorial Telescopes for locating celestial objects.
It simply fixes to the telescope tube with velcro and provides calibrated telescope altitude and azimuth information.
See website for full details

 10% Discount on all purchases

MC2
57 Catherine Street  Frome  BA11 1DA
Tel: 01373 474763 - E-Mail: sales@telescopeshop.co.uk

 www.telescopeshop.co.uk

 Authorised Meade Advanced Products Dealer (APD)
Stockists of a large range of products from major suppliers
MC2 also teach Beginners' Astronomy and hold Practical Workshops

 5% Discount on most purchases

ORION OPTICS
Units 21 & 22  Third Avenue  Crewe  CW1 6XU
Tel: 01270 500089/251559 - E-Mail: sales@orionoptics.co.uk 

www.orionoptics.co.uk

5% Discount on most purchases 

SCIENCE REPLICAS
SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS - ALL WORKING MODELS
True working reproductions with historical and operating notes.
FOLDING DIALS - ASTROLABES - ASTRONOMICAL RINGS
SOLAR COMPASSES - EQUATORIAL QUADRANTS - OCTANTS
and many more for your cabinet including KEY RINGS and MINIATURES

TELESCOPE KITS
Replicas from Pre-printed, pre-cut cards with full instructions to build
early telescopes (High quality German optical acrylic lenses) and other
WORKING optical instruments.
Some models:
THE DIGITAL SUNDIAL
THE MAGNETIC COMPASS
THE NEWTON REFLECTING TELESCOPE
SOLAR FILTER FOR THE NEWTON
THE NELSON TELESCOPE
THE STAR DIAL

For Special Prices contact
Leonard Honey
22 Heathview London N2 0QA
Tel: 0208 883 8696

SCS ASTRO
The Astronomy Shop  1 Tone Hill  Wellington  TA21 0AU 
Tel 01823 665510 - E-Mail: enquiry@scsastro.co.uk

 www.scsastro.co.uk

 See their GIANT on-line catalogue - over 300 pages
Stockists of Celestron, Orion Telescopes, Borg, Skywatcher, Meade, Tele Vue, Starlight Express
plus many more

 5% -10% Discount on most purchases

STARGAZING TREK – LAKE DISTRICT
Tel: 07977 142 885
E-Mail: info@landscapetreks.co.uk

 www.landscapetreks.co.uk

 Do something unusual and head on this two day stargazing trek in the Lake District with your guide Paul Allen
 £119.00 per person (usually £139.00)
SEE COMPANY WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS

STOCKPORT BINOCULAR & TELESCOPE CENTRE
Mercian Way  Edgeley  Stockport  SK3 9DF
Tel: 0161 429 8002 - E-Mail: sales@telescopes-binoculars.co.uk 

www.telescopes-binoculars.co.uk

 3 minutes from M60, junction 1 - Showroom open Monday-Saturday
Phone for Brochure and Price List
Stockists of Meade, Skywatcher, T&L, Celestron, Helios, BC&F, Astro Engineering

 Variable Discounts depending on product 

STAR TELESCOPES
The Astronomy Barn New Road Ringmer East Sussex BN8 5HA
Tel: 01273 812926 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm Saturday 10-12 noon)
E-Mail: shop@startelescopes.co.uk

 http://www.startelescopes.co.uk

An "Etail" store, however they offer knowledge and advice, either by phone or email.
Purchases may be collected from their outlet in Sussex
Dealers for: Meade, Celestron, Skywatcher, Pentax, Vixen, Orion Optics, Lunt Solar Systems, Starlight Xpress, Helios, Pulsar Observatories and more

Variable Discounts depending on product 

TELESCOPEPLANET.CO.UK

Tel: 03308 080283 (Monday-Friday 8-4pm)

E-Mail: info@telescopeplanet.co.uk

www.telescopeplanet.co.uk

Discount on all purchases

Please contact Customer Service (you will be given a Discount Code)

PLACES TO VISIT

Each of the places listed here offer a discount on entry prices. Please contact them for details

MILLS OBSERVATORY
Balgay Park Glamis Road Dundee DD2 2UB
Tel: 01382 435846 - E-Mail: mills.observatory@dundeecity.gov.uk

 www.dundeecity.gov.uk/mills

 Britain's Only Full-Time Public Observatory
October to March
Mon to Fri - 10.00am - 4:00pm Sat & Sun - 12.30pm - 4.00pm
April to September
Tue to Fri - 11.00am - 5.00pm Sat & Sun - 12.30pm - 4.00pm

 FREE ENTRY

 Planetarium Talks are given once a month usually
on the second and last Friday of month - See Website or phone for forthcoming Talks
** BOOKING ESSENTIAL - PHONE 01382 435967 **
SPA Members get FREE Admission to these Talks. (Usually £1.00)

NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE
Exploration Drive Leicester LE4 5NS
Tel: 0116 261 0261 - E-Mail: info@spacecentre.co.uk

 www.spacecentre.co.uk
10.00am - 5.00pm (Closed Monday)

 See website for current exhibitions and attractions

THE OBSERVATORY SCIENCE CENTRE
Herstmonceux Hailsham East Sussex BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731 - E-Mail: info@the-observatory.org

www.the-observatory.org
10.00am - 5.00pm January, February, March, October, November, December
10.00am - 6.00pm April to September
Last admission 2 hours before closing

 See Website for full list of exciting events held during the year

THE SOUTHEND PLANETARIUM
Central Museum Victoria Avenue Southend on Sea SS2 6EW
Tel: 01702 215131 - E-Mail: southendmuseum@hotmail.com

 www.southendmuseums.co.uk

 General Talks at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm Wednesday to Saturday

THE HERSHEL MUSEUM OF ASTRONOMY
19 New King Street Bath BA1 2BL
Tel: 01225 446865

www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk
1.00pm - 5.00pm Mon-Fri (Closed Weds) 11.00am - 5.00pm Weekends and Bank Holidays

Group visits welcome and also able to host small Corporate Events - phone for details

OTHER OFFERS

ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Twelve Quays House Egerton Wharf Birkenhead CH41 1LD
Tel: 0151 231 2919 - E-Mail: admin@astro.livjm.ac.uk

 www.astro.livjm.ac.uk/distance

 Astronomy by Distance Learning
Log on to their website for full details of courses available

10% Discount on Course Fees

BIZLEYART GALLERY
12a Coombe Street Lyme Regis DT7 3PR
E-Mail: richard@bizleyart.com

 www.bizleyart.com

Astronomical Artwork including Solar System - Beyond Solar System - Speculative Life-forms
and other non-astro subjects

5% Discount on all purchases 

SPACEKIDS
3 Monks Court, Monks Walk, Reigate, RH2 0SR
Tel: 01306 24552311024
E-Mail: info@spacekids.co.uk

www.spacekids.co.uk

 SPACEKIDS is a family firm offering only the best, most fun, and coolest space and adventure based toys and dressing up. All products have been given a resounding thumbs up by their own children!
SPACEKIDS are also passionate about encouraging children's interest in space travel, including what it's like to be an astronaut. See their website for more information, where you'll be able to buy, ASTRONAUT FOOD, ROCKETS, DRESSING UP, SPACE TOYS, and other cool stuff

5% Discount on most purchases 
When ordering online the code ‘SPADISC’ must be entered in the voucher code box at the check-out phase.

THE TABLES HOTEL
Dunvegan Isle of Skye IV55 8WA
Tel: 01470 521404 E-Mail: bookings@tableshotel.co.uk

 www.tableshotel.co.uk


'COME AS A GUEST AND LEAVE AS A FRIEND'
That's the proud boast of The Tables Hotel on the beautiful island of Skye
Has wonderful views across Loch Dunvegan towards Macleod's
Table Mountains
Home cooking uses fresh, local produce whenever possible
A good selection of wines and malt whiskies are available too

Children and well behaved dogs are welcome

 Guests have the use of a Meade 10" SCT LX200 GPS

 10% DISCOUNT

GALLOWAY ASTRONOMY CENTRE
Craiglemine Cottage  Glasserton  Whithorn  Dumfries & Galloway  DG8 8NE
Tel: 01988 500594 - E-Mail: enquiries@gallowayastro.com

www.gallowayastro.com

The Centre offers B&B accommodation and the use
of a range of telescopes (apertures from 8" to 16")

Room Prices from £26.00 per person
Open throughout the year. Contact the Centre for further details

10% Discount on Room Prices

 

 

Tue, 09 Sep 2014   - A good time to start stargazing

Fri, 05 Sep 2014   - Asteroid flyby – no need to duck

Wed, 03 Sep 2014   - Comet Jacques overhead


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