Norman Lockyer Observatory

Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NY

Location description

The Norman Lockyer Observatory is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Sidmouth (0.97 miles away) updated 15/12/17 at 06:00.

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 Norman Lockyer 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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 16th December 2017 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 6th January 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 20th January 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 3rd February 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 7th April 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 14th April 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 21st April 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 5th May 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

Wednesday 16th May 2018 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 26th May 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 2nd June 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

Wednesday 6th June 2018 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Thursday 21st June 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 7th July 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

Wednesday 11th July 2018 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Thursday 26th July 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 4th August 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

Wednesday 15th August 2018 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Thursday 23rd August 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 8th September 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 22nd September 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 6th October 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

Saturday 20th October 2018 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 20th October 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 10th November 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 24th November 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 1st December 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 15th December 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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

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