Breckland Astronomical Observatory

Great Ellingham, Near Attleborough, NR17

Location description

Home of Breckland Astronomical Society and listed as a Dark Sky Discovery Site, this observatory houses a large 20" aperture telescope and an enthusiastic group of amateur astronomers. Members of the public are welcome to join them for meetings and observing sessions by prior arrangement.


Location event organiser

Breckland Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/10/17
19:00
14°
6%
23/10/17
22:00
12°
4%
24/10/17
01:00
11°
5%
24/10/17
04:00
12°
14%
Weather forecast for Great Ellingham (0.38 miles away) updated 23/10/17 at 00:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Breckland Astronomical Observatory

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 31st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 14th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 5th December 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 19th December 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 26th December 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 9th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 13th February 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 20th February 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 13th March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 10th April 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 17th April 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th April 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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When to visit

The best time to visit Breckland Astronomical Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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