Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Observatory

The Green Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1EP, East Midlands

Location description

The Observatory at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is the meeting location for the White Peak Observing Group who observe here regularly. The facility can be readily accessed via the footpath from Windmill Lane (DE6 1EY).


Location event organiser

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

25/04/18
19:00
10°
90%
25/04/18
22:00
2%
26/04/18
01:00
5%
26/04/18
04:00
4%
Weather forecast for Ashbourne (0.39 miles away) updated 25/04/18 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 Queen Elizabeth Grammar School 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

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

Thursday 26th April 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

Wednesday 9th May 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

Thursday 24th May 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

Thursday 28th June 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

Thursday 19th July 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

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When to visit

The best time to visit Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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