Stargazing this weekend

Find public stargazing events taking place this coming weekend

The map below shows locations of public stargazing events where you can go stargazing this weekend. Many events are free of charge or where a small donation is asked for. If you do attend an event it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via our website! To view all forthcoming stargazing events see our events map or check the events calendar.

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Stargazing events this weekend

Mills Observatory Open Nights - Winter 2018

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

You are invited to join the astronomers at Mills Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings through their winter season (October to March).Observe breathtaking views of the moon and planets and see some of the brighter...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

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Stargazing and Walking through Northumberland

Demesne Farm Campsite, Bellingham, NE48 2BS

A weekend of walking and socialising in Northumberland. You’re going to be star struck this weekend (literally) as we’re combining great walking with a spot of astro tourism in the heart of Northumberland’s Dark Skies Park.  Includes visit...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 17:00pm to Sunday 28th January 2018 14:00pm

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18:00
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Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evening

Bayfordbury Observatory, Bayfordbury, SG13 8LD

Meet the researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and enjoy their expert guidance as they demonstrate the workings of their seven optical telescopes and, weather permitting, looking through them! These evenings are split into two sessions with...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:00pm to 22:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Seeing Stars from Snowdonia

Snowdonia Cabin - Trawsfynydd, Neuadd y Pentref, LL41 4YB

Despite the wonderful dark skies above Snowdonia stargazing events are surprisingly few and far between... This therefore is a fantastic opportunity to experience the star filled vistas with Dark Sky Wales at an amazing stargazing location....

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Stargazing Live with Nottingham Astronomical Society

Lings Lane Riding Stables, Nottingham, NG12 5AF

Join amateur astronomers from Nottingham Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing with telescopes at Lings Lane Riding Stables. See the moon as you may never have done before with telescopes revealing detailed mountain ranges and vast...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

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18:00
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Beamish Museum Stargazing Live 2018

Beamish Museum, Washington, DH9 0RG

Join the members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for this special event being held at the wonderful location of Beamish Museum. Unfortunately the TV programme BBC Stargazing Live is not broadcast this year, however, the active astronomers of the...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
5%

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

This event is one of many regular public open evenings at the The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh which take place all year round. Find our more about the historic contributions the observatory has made with a team of astronomers who will help you...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
7%

Star Party with Swansea Astro Society

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, SA1 3RD

Join members of the Swansea Astronomical Society who along with their telescopes will be present at the National Waterfront Museum for an evening of stargazing and observing. In the case of bad weather there will also be astronomically themed...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
7%

Friday Club with Reading Astronomical Society

St Peter's Church Hall - Earley, Earley, RG6 1EY

Everyone is welcome to join the members of Reading Astronomical Society for this one of their regular "Friday Club" meeting.  A variety of astronomy presentations are held throughout the year concentrating on topics in a way that everyone can...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
2%

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

High Legh Community Observatory, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Join members of High Legh Astronomical Society in their charming and welcoming observatory. Open every Friday evening (weather permitting) and free of charge this is a great opportunity to go stargazing with a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
6%

Stargazing - Moon Exploring - Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky and an up close and personal view of the moon through specialist telescopes with the team from Hidden Horizons.

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
2%

Thanet Observatory Public Open Evening

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this regular public open evening of the Thanet Observatory at Monkton Nature Reserve.  Enjoy fantastic views through the observatory's 12inch Newtonian telescope and gaze at the stars above -- the location is...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
1%

Tweeddale Astronomical Society Practical Meeting

Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, EH45 9HT

The last Friday of each month sees members from Tweeddale Astronomical Society having their practical observing meeting from the fantastic dark sky location of Kailzie Gardens with the session being based from the Osprey Centre. To attend please...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
9%

Ashford Astronomical Society Meeting

Woodchurch Memorial Hall, Woodchurch, TN26 3QB

Regular "last Friday of the month" meeting of the Ashford Astronomical Society with presentation / talk and observing afterwards (weather permitting).

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Durham Astro Society Meeting

Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN

Join the enthusiastic amateur astronomers of Durham Astronomical Society for their monthly society meeting, members of the public welcome, for a presentation and observing afterwards if weather permits.

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
5%

Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group Monthly Meeting

Delamere Forest Park - Forestry Commission, Northwich, CW8 2JD

Join members of the Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group for their regular monthly group meetings in Delamere Forest.   Enjoy a talk or presentation, chat over a cuppa and stargazing / observing if weather permits. We have heard there will be biscuits...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
6%

Old Brickyard Star Club

Old Brickyard Tea Garden, Scalford, LE14 4ST

Everyone is invited to come along to the Old Brickyard Star Club for this one of their regular monthly meetings. This fun and informative evening includes a talk / presentation and stargazing outside. The location is a perfect escape from the...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Rosliston Astronomy Group Meeting

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

Join members of Rosliston Astronomy Group for their monthly meeting to include a talk on an astronomical topic and observing afterwards. Nominal charge for visitors who are very welcome, plus a small charge for the car park.

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Rosse Observatory Open Night

Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

You are invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory.Tuesday evenings are primarily for members and tend to be more formal, Friday evenings are more social and...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
4%

Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Seething Observatory, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ

Escape the city lights and go milky way hunting at this well placed observatory. Enjoy a presentation and tour of the observatory facilities and, if the sky is clear, observe through the large aperture telescopes. Small entrance fee, children...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Stargazing at Durlston with Wessex Astronomical Society

Durlston Astronomy Centre, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Everyone is invited to join the members of Wessex Astronomical Society at the Durlston Astronomy Centre for this one of their regular public meetings and stargazing sessions. These events consist of an astronomical themed presentation then...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
4%

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Newchurch Observatory, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Join members of the Vectis Astronomical Society for their monthly meeting. The event includes a presentation, refreshments and guide to the night sky. Should the skies be clear the observatory will be opened for observing and stargazing.

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Mid-Kent Astronomical Society Meeting

Bredhurst Village Hall, Bredhurst, ME7 3JZ

Join the members of Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular meetings including an astronomical presentation and an observing session if weather permits. Members of the public are welcome to attend free for their first visit with...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

26/01/18
18:00
2%

Public Viewing at Hoober Observatory

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

Join members of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society for a public observing evening at their observatory for a presentation and observing through two large aperture telescopes. With spaces limited to 20 persons booking is required, please...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
4%

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

Everyone is welcome to join the friendly and enthusiastic members of Chesterfield Astronomical Society at this one of their weekly Friday night observatory open evenings! There is no need to book for this casual stargazing session -- just pop in if...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
2%

Public Observing at JSL Observatory

Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory, Culloden Moor, IV2 5EU

Join members of the Highlands Astronomical Society for this public stargazing session at their observatory, weather permitting. Check with the event organisers via their website (link below) to ensure the event is going ahead. Admission is free...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
14%

Starnight Observing with Nene Valley Astro

Chelveston Village Hall, Chelveston, NN9 6AT

Join members of Nene Valley Astronomical Society for their regular "Starnight" observing session -- this event will only go ahead if the weather forecast looks good enough for stargazing -- to confirm check the Nene Valley Astro Twitter account...

Friday 26th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

26/01/18
18:00
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Bryan Joynes Observatory Open Night

Brian Joynes Observatory, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

17th January 2018 - open nights at the Bryan Joynes Observatory have been suspended until further notice. Join members of Doncaster Astronomical Society at their Brian Joynes Observatory for this one of their regular Friday observing sessions....

Friday 26th January 2018 from 21:30pm to 22:30pm

26/01/18
21:00
6%

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

Enjoy a late night guided tour of the sky and view fascinating deep sky objects through telescopes with an immersive star dome planetarium being used if the skies are not clear. Booking required.

Friday 26th January 2018 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

26/01/18
21:00
7%

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

Keele Observatory, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Every Saturday afternoon the Keele Observatory is open to the public for solar observing. See our closest star like you may never have done before! The observatory is open no matter the weather with a short tour of the facility and a chance to chat...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
12%

Public observing with Bath Astronomers

Wellow Public Car Park, Wellow, BA2 8QB

Escape the bright city lights and join members of Bath Astronomers for this public stargazing session at their favoured dark sky location in Wellow. This short notice event will only go ahead weather permitting -- an announcement will be made on...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 18:00pm to 23:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
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Stargazing at New Lanark

New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanard, ML11 9DB

Join astronomers from The Astronomical Society of Glasgow for this public stargazing event.

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
52%

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Organised by the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society this is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the city lights and go stargazing! Look through large telescopes, listen to one of the interesting astronomical talks given,...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

27/01/18
18:00
13%

Stories in the Stars - Our Marvellous Moon

Green Dragon Eco Farm, Hogshaw, MK18 3LA

Join the enthusiastic team from UK Astronomy for this special family friendly stargazing event at the Green Dragon Eco Farm. See our moon as you may never have seen it before in amazing detail through a telescope! Tickets for the event are...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
14%

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

Join members of Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society as they open their observatory for this popular open evening. The event runs throughout the course of the whole evening with visitors split into groups including a short presentation,...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
12%

Beginners Astronomy Workshop in the Yorkshire Dales

Bainbridge Village Hall, Bainbridge, DL8 3EL

Join experienced and enthusiastic astronomers Richard Darn and Dave Williams for this introduction into astronomy. Learn how to use a telescope, find out how to take pictures of the night sky and learn your way around the constellations -- perfect...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
47%

Lunar Burns Night Special - Abriachan Forest

Abriachan Forest Trust, Inverness, IV3 8LB

Public stargazing event at Abriachan Forest Trust run in collaboration with Stephen Mackintosh from Highland Astronomy Tours. Please contact the event organiser or venue to confirm exact event details (including times!).

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
10%

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

Failand Observatory, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Members of Bristol Astronomical Society open up their observatory at Failand most Saturday nights if the weather forecast allows for observing -- a notice will be shown on the Bristol Astronomical Society website on the evening to indicate if the...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
13%

Stargazing Night at Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL

Join astronomers from Macclesfield Astronomical Society for this public stargazing event at the wonderful location of Jodrell Bank. Learn how to navigate the skies and use telescopes to find deep space objects. Enjoy a variety of short talks and...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

27/01/18
18:00
43%

Stargazing with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

Winchendon Observatory, Aylesbury, HP18

Every Friday night during the observing season (September through to end of May) and weather permitting the members of Aylesbury Astronomy Society hold observing sessions at their out-of-town observatory located near the village of Upper...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
12%

Kenley Observatory Open Night

Kenley Observatory, Kenley, CR8 5EP

Members of Croydon Astronomical Society open the doors of their Kenley Observatory to the public every Saturday evening from Autumn through to early Summer. Events are subject to good weather conditions therefore please check before visiting by...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

27/01/18
18:00
11%

Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Seething Observatory, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ

Escape the city lights and go milky way hunting at this well placed observatory. Enjoy a presentation and tour of the observatory facilities and, if the sky is clear, observe through the large aperture telescopes. Small entrance fee, children...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
10%

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

Every Saturday night (weather permitting) the Astronomy Centre opens its observatory doors to the public for an evening of stargazing. This is perhaps the best equipped observatory in the UK hosting a wide range of large aperture telescopes. Please...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

27/01/18
18:00
53%

Telescope Workshop with Letchworth & District Astro

Letchworth Observatory, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4JN

You are invited to bring your telescope along to this workshop organised by Letchworth & District Astronomical Society whose members will be on hand to guide you and advise on your precious optical assembly!

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
12%

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Saturday 27th January 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

27/01/18
18:00
60%

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Cygnus Observatory, Washington, NE38 8LE

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to...

Sunday 28th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Public Observing at Bruce Observatory

Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Whitby & District Astronomical Society for this one of their regular Sunday evening observing sessions at the Bruce Observatory.  These events are subject to favourable weather conditions and will...

Sunday 28th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm


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