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St. George's Business Park,
Castle Road,
Sittingbourne
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Important Announcement: Shop Closing

On Saturday May 5th 2018 our showroom in Sittingbourne will close. We will continue to operate from St George’s Business Park and our postal address of Suite 127, St George’s Business Park will remain unchanged.

Collection of orders in person  is still possible from reception Monday to Friday 9:30am until 4:30pm by appointment

Sittingbourne town centre is undergoing extensive re-generation work which will be completed at the end of 2018. At this time we will look to re-open our showroom in the town itself.

In the meantime we will be holding a number of events throughout the summer, the first will be at the Monkton Observatory open weekend on Sunday 20th May where we will be observing the Sun with white light and Ha telescopes.

We will post events on our website and facebook page some of which will be announced at short notice. For example if the weather is particularly good we will be doing Solar observation so check back often.

 

Part Exchange Telescopes available to personal callers only; please call us for more information.

 

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