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 dark sky location accessible by members of the public these sites often have free overnight car parking, sometimes have toilet facilities however never 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

29/03/17
19:00
14°
8%
29/03/17
22:00
13°
11%
30/03/17
01:00
12°
12%
30/03/17
04:00
11°
6%
Weather forecast for Great Ellingham (0.38 miles away) updated 29/03/17 at 12:00.

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 - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 4th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 11th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 18th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Breckland Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 25th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

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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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