Flamsteed Observatory

North Lane, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Location description

Observatory run by members of the Derby & District Astronomical Society who hold monthly public observing events at this location.


Location event organiser

Derby & District Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


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°
5%
23/10/17
22:00
13°
5%
24/10/17
01:00
12°
9%
24/10/17
04:00
12°
6%
Weather forecast for Ashbourne (4.28 miles away) updated 23/10/17 at 16:03.

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 Flamsteed 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

Observing with Derby & District Astro

Saturday 18th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Observing with Derby & District Astro

Saturday 16th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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