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

21/08/17
19:00
18°
52%
21/08/17
22:00
17°
13%
22/08/17
01:00
16°
7%
22/08/17
04:00
16°
5%
Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.10 miles away) updated 21/08/17 at 00:01.

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

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 5th September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 12th September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 26th September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 10th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 17th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 31st October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 14th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 5th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 19th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 26th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 9th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 13th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 20th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 13th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 10th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 17th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 1st May 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 8th May 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 15th May 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 29th May 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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