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.
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Location light pollution
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.