Huddersfield Observatory

Blackmoorfoot Road, Heights, HD4 7AF

Location description

Located a few miles South-West of Huddersfield and away from the worst of the light pollution the observatory hosts frequent public observing sessions organised by Huddersfield Astronomical Society.


Location event organiser

Huddersfield Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

17/10/17
19:00
12°
6%
17/10/17
22:00
11°
4%
18/10/17
01:00
10°
5%
18/10/17
04:00
10%
Weather forecast for Milnsbridge (1.43 miles away) updated 17/10/17 at 00:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Huddersfield Observatory Open Week

Monday 23rd October 2017 from 19:30pm to Saturday 28th October 2017 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Huddersfield Observatory Open Week

Monday 4th December 2017 from 19:30pm to Saturday 9th December 2017 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Huddersfield Observatory Open Week

Monday 19th February 2018 from 19:30pm to Saturday 24th February 2018 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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