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

Observing at Deepdale Backpackers Campsite

Deepdale Backpackers, Burnham, PE31 8DD

Astronomers from King's Lynn & District Astronomy Society are running two evenings of stargazing sessions at the Deepdale Backpackers campsite near Burnham.  This is an outreach event therefore members of the public are welcome.  Please...

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 18:30pm to Saturday 23rd September 2017 23:30pm

23/09/17
20:00
16°
5%

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 22nd September 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 22nd September 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 22nd September 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 22nd September 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

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 22nd September 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

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 22nd September 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

Bentham Stargazing

Bentham Golf Club, Bentham, LA2 7AG

Star Gazing returns to Bentham Golf Club on Friday the 22nd September 2017 from 8pm!Robert Ince from the Starmakers Stargazing Group will guide you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky, while showing you how to...

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 21:00pm to Saturday 23rd September 2017 00:00am

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Members of the public are invited to join Astronomers from Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observatory open evenings. These events only take place if the weather permits observing. Attendees are asked to first meet in...

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Observing on Blackheath Common

Blackheath Common, London, SE3 0TX

The general public are invited to join members of Flamsteed Astronomical Society for an evening of observing. The meet-up point is just to the North of Talbot Place with free parking after 6:30pm. Note that these events are weather dependent with...

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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 22nd September 2017 from 21:00pm to Saturday 23rd September 2017 00:00am

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 22nd September 2017 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

Battlesteads Observatory, Wark, NE48 3LS

Visit Battlesteads Observatory for an evening of stargazing.  Note that event start times are 20:30pm during winter and change to 21:00pm through the summer months.

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

Merkinch Astronomy Evening

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, Inverness, IV3 8AZ

Join local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh for this free public stargazing event at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve.Note that this event is run on a "first clear night basis" meaning that it will take place on either the 15th, 16th, 22nd or 23rd...

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 21:30pm to Sunday 24th September 2017 00:00am

23/09/17
19:00
16°
9%

Bryan Joynes Observatory Open Night

Brian Joynes Observatory, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

Join members of Doncaster Astronomical Society at their Brian Joynes Observatory for this one of their regular Friday observing sessions. These events are open to the public (small fee) however weather permitting so please check first with event...

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 22:30pm to 23:30pm

AstroCamp Autumn 2017

Cwmdu Campsite, Crickhowell, NP8 1RU

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced astronomer you are guaranteed a warm welcome at this friendly starcamp. Make new friends, get hints and tips and share stargazing stories under the dark skies of Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve....

Tonight from 13:00

23/09/17
19:00
10°
5%

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...

Tonight from 14:00

Stargazing at Great Notley Country Park

Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, CM77 7FS

Join members of North Essex Astronomical Society who will have their telescopes setup for observing this evening as long as the weather allows! Bring your own telescope along for expert help. Event is free however parking charges apply. Check...

Tonight from 19:00

23/09/17
19:00
15°
4%

East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Meeting

Scamblesby Village Hall, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Everyone is invited to join the members of the East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club for this one of their regular club meetings. The event will often include a talk by a guest speaker and always include stargazing and an observing looking through...

Tonight from 20:00

23/09/17
19:00
15°
5%

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...

Tonight from 20:00

23/09/17
19:00
15°
5%

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...

Tonight from 20:00

23/09/17
19:00
15°
5%

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.

Tonight from 20:15

23/09/17
19:00
16°
5%

Equinox stargazing at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

Gisburn Forest Hub, Near Tosside, BB7

This weekend is the autumn Equinox, giving equal night and day so there should be great opportunity to travel through the constellations and along the Milky Way. Following an indoor presentation there will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze...

Tonight from 20:30

23/09/17
19:00
14°
7%

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...

Tonight from 20:30

23/09/17
19:00
14°
5%

Observing with DASH

Westleton Common, Westleton, IP17 3BD

Stargazing on Westleton Common with members of DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets) Astronomical Society.

Tonight from 20:30

23/09/17
19:00
15°
4%

Observing with Fordingbridge Astro

Hyde Common - Pentons Hill, Hyde, SP6 2QJ

Join members of Fordingbrdige Astronomical Society for this regular stargazing session at their observing location in Hyde, near Fordingbridge. Members of the public welcomed although are asked to abide by observing guidelines including the use of...

Tonight from 20:30

23/09/17
19:00
15°
5%

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...

Tonight from 20:30

23/09/17
19:00
14°
5%

Night Photography Workshop in Teesdale

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

Join experienced astro-photographer Gary Lintern for this one of a regular series of workshops which will teach you how to take amazing images of the night skies.  Timed to coincide when the skies are at their darkest and held in a location with...

Tonight from 21:00

23/09/17
19:00
13°
9%

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...

Tonight from 21:00

23/09/17
19:00
14°
15%

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...

Tonight from 23:00

23/09/17
22:00
12°
5%

Heaton Park Astronomy Group Open Day

Heaton Park Farm Centre, Manchester, M25 2SW

In anticipation of the return of dark skies after the summer and the start of a new observing season members of the Heaton Park Astronomy Group will be holding an open day at the Farm Centre in the heart of Heaton Park.  Special solar telescopes...

Sunday 24th September 2017 from 12:00pm to 17:00pm

24/09/17
19:00
17°
57%

Heaton Park Astronomy Group Open Day

Heaton Park Farm Centre, Manchester, M25 2SW

To celebrate the return of dark skies after the summer months the Heaton Park Astronomy Group are holding an open day at the Farm Centre.  Special solar telescopes will allow you to see the Sun as you may never have seen it before!  Astronomers...

Sunday 24th September 2017 from 12:00pm to 17:00pm

24/09/17
19:00
17°
57%

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 24th September 2017 from 21:00pm to Monday 25th September 2017 00:00am

24/09/17
19:00
14°
14%

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