Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory

Low Hauxley, Newcastle, NE65 0JR

Location description

This coastal nature reserve benefits significantly from being away from the bright city lights with skies likely being far better than light pollution maps suggest. Northumberland Astronomical Society host their regular society meetings in the visitor centre and observe from their nearby observatory!


Location event organiser

Northumberland 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

24/09/17
22:00
14°
48%
25/09/17
01:00
13°
53%
25/09/17
04:00
13°
77%
Weather forecast for Amble Links (beach) (0.76 miles away) updated 25/09/17 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 Hauxley Nature Reserve and 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

A Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

A Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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