The Chiltern Observatory

Woodrow High House, Amersham, HP7 0QG

Location description

Located in the grounds of Woodrow High House the Chiltern Observatory is the observing home of Wycombe Astronomical Society who regularly meet here for stargazing sessions when the weather is good.  Access to the observatory is prior arrangement only however visitors are welcome to join society members -- simply contact the them to arrange.  Details here.


Location event organiser

Wycombe Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


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°
9%
21/08/17
22:00
17°
8%
22/08/17
01:00
16°
6%
22/08/17
04:00
16°
11%
Weather forecast for Amersham (2.24 miles away) updated 21/08/17 at 00:01.

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 The Chiltern 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

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When to visit

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

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