Letchworth Observatory

Standalone Farm, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4JN

Location description

Run by the Letchworth & District Astronomical Society the observatory is located on the edge of Letchworth Garden City away from the worst of the light pollution. The observatory hosts frequent public stargazing events throughout the year.

Location event organiser

Letchworth & 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.


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

Light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Star Party with Letchworth & District Astronomical Society

Saturday 14th October 2017 from 20:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)


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When to visit

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

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