Rosse Observatory

Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Location description

Home of the Yorkshire Astronomical Society who host frequent public stargazing sessions here.


Location event organiser

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society 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

24/06/18
19:00
23°
0%
24/06/18
22:00
19°
0%
25/06/18
01:00
16°
0%
25/06/18
04:00
14°
0%
Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.10 miles away) updated 24/06/18 at 00:01.

Location light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

International SUNday at Rosse Observatory

Sunday 24th June 2018 from 11:00am to 16:00pm
Solar Observing

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Friday 29th June 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Friday 6th July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Friday 13th July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Friday 20th July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Friday 27th July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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