Rosse Observatory

Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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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

27/06/17
19:00
14°
56%
27/06/17
22:00
13°
56%
28/06/17
01:00
12°
86%
28/06/17
04:00
12°
90%
Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.10 miles away) updated 27/06/17 at 06:00.

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

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 23 events with the last one being on 28th March 2017 organised by West Yorkshire Astronomical Society.

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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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