The Astronomy Centre

Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

Location description

The Astronomy Centre is high up on the moors of the Southern Pennines, near the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire. At an elevation of about 1112' (339m), the main observatory is situated on a level plateau surrounded by a ring of low hills which offer protection against light pollution from nearby towns.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

23/10/17
19:00
13°
7%
23/10/17
22:00
12°
9%
24/10/17
01:00
11°
11%
24/10/17
04:00
11°
9%
Weather forecast for Bacup (2.04 miles away) updated 23/10/17 at 16:03.

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

When to stargaze at The Astronomy Centre

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

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 28th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 4th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 11th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 18th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 2nd December 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 9th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 16th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 6th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 13th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 20th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 3rd February 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 10th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 24th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 10th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 24th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 31st March 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 7th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 14th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 21st April 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 28th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit The Astronomy Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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