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. To view all forthcoming stargazing events see our events map or check the events calendar.

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Stargazing events this weekend

Stargazing Bromsgrove - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Bromsgrove Library, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA

Bromsgrove Astronomical Society will be at Bromsgrove Library with free information about viewing the night sky to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live. This is a free drop-in session for all ages. There is no need to book. Please use a public car...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 13:00pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Winter Open Night

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

You are invited to join the astronomers at Mills Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings. Observe breathtaking views of the moon and planets and despite local light pollution see some of the brighter star-clusters, nebulae and...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evening

Bayfordbury Observatory, Bayfordbury, SG13 8LD

Stargazing Live Science Fest Special!  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! There...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 18:00pm to 20:30pm

Stargazing Evening in the Cotswolds

Daylesford Organic Farm - Kingham, Kingham, GL56 0YG

Join members of Chipping Norton Astronomical Society for this free (donations welcome) public stargazing event at Daylesford Organic Farm.  Event includes a short talk then observing through telescopes and stargazing should weather permit.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

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 31st March 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

Astronomy Evening at Kingsbury Water Park

Kingsbury Water Park, Sutton Coldfield, B76 0DY

The Heart of England Astronomical Society will be hosting their annual spring event at Kingsbury Water Park tonight, an event that has taken place every year since 2009.  Tickets are required however details are a bit thin on the ground -- please...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Hugh Sexey School - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School, Wedmore, BS28 4ND

To coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017 there will be a public stargazing event at Hugh Sexey School organised by the Space Detectives with help from Wells and Mendip Astronomical Club.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Observing at High Legh

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 31st March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Space Lates Astronomy Evening at the National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

This event is a fabulous opportunity to visit the National Space Centre for an evening of stargazing. Special guests will be giving talks on all things astronomical and there will be numerous activities and workshops suitable for all of the family....

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Thanet Observatory Open Evening - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this special event to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Ashford Astro Meeting

Woodchurch Memorial Hall, Woodchurch, TN26 3QB

Meeting of the Ashford Astronomical Society with presentation / talk and observing afterwards weather permitting.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Breckland Observatory Open Night - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

Members of the public are welcome to join astronomers from Breckland Astronomical Society for this extra special open evening of their observatory at Great Ellingham timed to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017. This event is free of charge and...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Dark Sky Friday at SDSO

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Join astronomers at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory for a presentation of astronomical proportions and then observing through their large telescopes.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group Monthly Meeting

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

Join members of the Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group for this one of 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...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Observe with Aylesbury Astro

Winchendon Observatory, Aylesbury, HP18

Every Friday night during the observing season and weather permitting the members of Aylesbury Astronomy Society hold observing sessions at their out-of-town observatory located near the village of Upper Wichendon. The events are open to the...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Observing with Doncaster Astro

Brian Joynes Observatory, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

Join members of Doncaster Astronomical Society at their Brian Joynes Observatory for an evening of Astronomy. These events are weather permitting so please check first with event organisers if the event is going ahead and from what time. Booking...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing at Williamson Park - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Williamson Park - Lancaster, Lancaster, LA1 1UX

Join the members of Lancaster and Morecambe Astronomical Society for this special event being held in conjunction with BBC Stargazing Live 2017.  This is the third year the event is being hosted in Williamson Park and will run for two nights....

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Stargazing Evening at Dyffryn Gardens - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Dyffryn Observatory, St Nicholas, CF5 6SU

Timed to follow the BBC's Stargazing Live TV show on the same week, the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be opening its observatory to the public.

Officers from the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be on hand to present a tour of the...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Stargazing with Devon Wildlife Trust

Meeth Quarry Reserve, Hatherleigh, EX20 3ER

This event is a great opportunity to enjoy the dark skies above Meeth Quarry with Devon Wildlife Trust.  Learn about constellations and planets observing through binoculars and telescopes.  Hot drinks available, wrap up warm and wear sturdy foot...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Stars At Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn, SR6 7NH

Join the members from South Shields Astronomical Society for this evening of astronomy. Experts will be on hand to guide you through the wonders of the night sky including a comet, the planet Jupiter and craters and mountains on the moon. No need...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Mid-Kent Astro Society Meeting

Bredhurst Village Hall, Bredhurst, ME7 3JZ

Join the members of Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for a presentation an observing session if weather permits. Members of the public are welcome to attend for a nominal fee to cover the cost of a cuppa.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

Public Observing at Ruislip Lido - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Ruislip Lido, Ruislip, HA4 7TY

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from West of London Astronomical Society (WOLAS) for this public stargazing event at Ruislip Lido. Organised to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017 and running across three evenings the society members will...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 2nd April 2017 22:00pm

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 31st March 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing in the footsteps of King Orry

Yn Thie Thooit - Isle of Man, Smeale, IM7 3EB

Join Howard Parkin of Astromanx in the surroundings of the beautiful "Yn Thie Thooit" cottage where King Orry is said to have first landed on the Isle of Man for an evening of stargazing.  Booking required with tickets including a complimentary hot...

Friday 31st March 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 31st March 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing at Clatteringshaws

Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

Join a team of Dark Sky Rangers for this public stargazing event under the dark skies of Clatteringshaws.  Ticket required which includes hot food and drinks, presentations and stargazing. Contact Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre for bookings.

Friday 31st March 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

Public Observing at JSL Observatory - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

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 31st March 2017 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Stargazing Bromsgrove - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Bromsgrove Library, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA

Bromsgrove Astronomical Society will be at Bromsgrove Library with free information about viewing the night sky to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live. This is a free drop-in session for all ages. There is no need to book. Please use a public car...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 10:00am to 15:00pm

Solar Observing with Plymouth Astro - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Waterstones - Plymouth, Plymouth, PL1 1EA

In support of BBC Stargazing Live the members of Plymouth Astronomical Society will be attending Waterstones in Drakes Circus to answer your astronomical questions and demonstrate a selection of telescopes, binoculars and cameras. Should weather...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

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...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

Astronomy For Fun Stargazing Live 2017

Daventry Town Hall, Daventry, NN11 4BT

This public stargazing event has been organised in conjunction with BBC Stargazing Live 2017 by the social astronomy group Astronomy For Fun. Activities include a live link up to Australia (where Stargazing Live is being broadcast from), a talk by...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

This event offers a fantastic opportunity to look through the incredibly impressive historical telescopes at Herstmonceux which offer amazing views of the moon, planets and objects way beyond from their dark sky location. Viewing is subject to...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

Maidenhead Astronomical Society - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

White Waltham Airfield - Maidenhead, Maidenhead,

In conjunction with the BBC Stargazing Live 2017 Maidenhead Astronomical Society invites you to attend their stargazing event at White Waltham Airfield. Society members will set up their telescopes for public viewing and astronomical presentations...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:30pm

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 1st April 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

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 1st April 2017 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm

Astrophotography workshop plus practical support

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre, Preston, PR3 2NL

Learn how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod! You'll be introduced to the techniques of processing astro-photographs to enhance...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Observe 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 1st April 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Public Observing with Eastbourne Astro

Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ

Join members of Eastbourne Astronomical Society for one of their public observing sessions at The Redoubt Fortress, event goes ahead all weather with presentations taking place in the Casement. Free of charge, bring your telescope along if you have...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Stargazing at Rollright - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Rollright Stones Ancient Monument, Chipping Norton, OX7

Join members of Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group for this public event timed to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017. Observe the night sky through a wide range of powerful telescopes in the company of experienced astronomers. The...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Tour of the history telescopes at the Norman Lockyer Observatory to include a short talk, planetarium presentation, tour of the technology centre and observing if clear. Entrance fee applies, no need to pre-book.

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

Hooe Church Stargazing from the Grave

Hooe Church - Bexhill, Bexhill, TN33 9HE

Join members from Seven Sisters Astronomical Society for this special fundraising event helping to raise funds for a new roof for Hooe Church. This is a great chance to look through telescopes from the somewhat unusual and atmospheric surroundings...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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 1st April 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Stargazing at Newlands Corner - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Newlands Corner Visitor Centre, Guildford, GU4 8SE

This event, organised by Guildford Astronomical Society, has been timed to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017. Everyone is welcome with no need to book and free of charge, parking is free too! Hot drinks will be available but remember to wrap up...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing Saturday

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....

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

Public Viewing at Failand Observatory

Failand Observatory, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Members of Bristol Astronomical Society open up their observatory at Failand most Saturday nights depending on the weather. Contact the event organiser to check that this event is going ahead and at what time.

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 1st April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Stargazing at Worthing Seafront - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Worthing Seafront Promenade, Worthing, BN11 5AW

Join the Worthing Astronomers for this stargazing event on Worthing Promenade timed to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017. Wrap up warm to enjoy views of the planets Mars and Jupiter as well as a glorious crescent moon. Great excuse to get...

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Young Stars and Clusters

Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, SY6

Join members of Shropshire Astronomical Society for this stargazing event discovering and observing star clusters in our Milky Way galaxy!

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Durlston Stargazing

Durlston Astronomy Centre, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Join members of Wessex Astronomical Society for a public stargazing session at Durlston Country Park.

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:00pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory Open Evening

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Join astronomers from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings. The observatory's location on the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park allows it to benefit from excellent dark skies on clear, moonless nights....

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Join a team of Dark Sky Rangers for this public stargazing event under the dark skies of Kirroughtree.  Ticket required which includes hot food and drinks, presentations and stargazing.  Contact Kirroughtree Visitor Centre for bookings.  

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

Cosmic Kidz - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Amersham School, Amersham, HP7 9HH

Join members of Wycombe Astronomical Society for this special all day event at Amersham School. From 14:15pm to 17:30pm the large school hall will play host to a planetarium, science shows including comet making and rockets, try on a space suit...

Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 14:15pm to 22:00pm

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

Kielder Observatory Open Night

Kielder Observatory, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Kielder Observatory is one of the best stargazing experiences to be had. It's location within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and it's friendly and experienced Astronomers make it a must-visit attraction.  Even the journey through...

Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Observing Night at Bruce Observatory

Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

Join members of Whitby & District Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observing nights. Such events are subject to weather conditions, check for a relatively clear sky before leaving home... Contact event organiser to confirm...

Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm


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