Loxham Observatory

Duncan Road, Cranfield, MK43 0TH, East of England

Location description

The Loxham Observatory is home to a large C11 computerised telescope and operated on behalf of Cranfield University by the Cranfield Astronomical Society.


Location event organiser

Cranfield 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

20/11/17
18:00
12°
51%
20/11/17
21:00
11°
75%
21/11/17
00:00
11°
52%
21/11/17
03:00
11°
12%
Weather forecast for Cranfield (0.44 miles away) updated 20/11/17 at 20:00.

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 Loxham 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 1 event which was on 27th October 2017 organised by Cranfield Astronomical Society.

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When to visit

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

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