Lime Tree Observatory

Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA


Location description

Located in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Lime Tree Observatory benefits from a remote but accessible location under the darkest of skies. The observatory is run with the assistance of York Astronomical Society and hosts frequent public open evenings.

Location event organiser

Lime Tree Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.


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

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Masham (2.49 miles away) updated 27/03/17 at 06:01.

Light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Lime Tree Observatory

This location's 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

Lyrids Meteor Shower at Lime Tree Observatory

Wednesday 19th April 2017 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)


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When to visit

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

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