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

Family Camp Out & Stargazing at Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Lake, Near Tiverton, TA22

Enjoy a family camping weekend including stargazing at Wimbleball Lake! Come for either one or two nights and enjoy a range of activities including crafts, communal campfire, night walks and stargazing under the dark skies of Exmoor. Ideal for...

Friday 18th August 2017 from 16:00pm to Sunday 20th August 2017 11:00am

18/08/17
20:00
13°
18%

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Summer)

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 18th August 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:00pm

18/08/17
19:00
14°
10%

Ewell Astronomical Society Observing Session

Denbies Hillside - National Trust, Dorking, RH5 6SR

Ewell Astronomical Society frequently organise observing sessions at their favoured stargazing venue Denbies Field.  They meet at The Stepping Stones Pub at 20:00 beforehand.  Why not join them and perhaps take your own telescope along? These...

Friday 18th August 2017 from 21:00pm to Saturday 19th August 2017 00:00am

18/08/17
19:00
16°
5%

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 18th August 2017 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

18/08/17
19:00
18°
4%

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 18th August 2017 from 21:00pm to Saturday 19th August 2017 00:00am

18/08/17
19:00
12°
10%

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 18th August 2017 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

18/08/17
19:00
13°
37%

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. 

Friday 18th August 2017 from 22:00pm to Saturday 19th August 2017 00:00am

18/08/17
19:00
14°
9%

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ

Join members from Flamsteed Astronomical Society for this free solar observing session viewing the Sun safely through solar telescopes. No need to book just turn up!

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 12:30pm to 17:00pm

19/08/17
19:00
18°
1%

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 19th August 2017 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

Dark Sky Evening at Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn - Bodmin Moor, Launceston, PL15 7TS

Join astronomers from Caradon Observatory for this dinner (optional) and stargazing evening at the famous Jamaica Inn. Help celebrate Bodmin Moor's recent award of Dark Sky Park status by observing amazing deep sky objects and planets through large...

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:30pm

19/08/17
19:00
14°
1%

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 19th August 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

19/08/17
19:00
16°
1%

Wine, Dine and Stargazing at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, HP18 0JH

Enjoy a two course delicious dinner with wine then an astronomical presentation and stargazing with Wycombe Astronomical Society, ticket price includes donation to the society.

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 20:30pm to Sunday 20th August 2017 00:30am

19/08/17
19:00
16°
5%

Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Join members from Shropshire Astronomical Society for this public stargazing session.

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

19/08/17
19:00
16°
1%

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 19th August 2017 from 21:00pm to Sunday 20th August 2017 00:00am

19/08/17
19:00
13°
8%

Observing with Derby & District Astro

Flamsteed Observatory, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Join members of Derby & District Astronomical Society for their monthly public observing session at their Flamsteed Observatory located within easy travel distance north-west from Derby. Events are weather dependent -- please check with event...

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 22:30pm to Sunday 20th August 2017 00:30am

19/08/17
22:00
13°
4%

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 19th August 2017 from 23:00pm to Sunday 20th August 2017 02:00am

19/08/17
22:00
11°
7%

Solar Observing at Hauxley Nature Reserve

Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Newcastle, NE65 0JR

Members of Northumberland Astronomical Society will be on hand with their special solar telescopes which offer amazing views of the Sun! No tickets or booking necessary just drop in!

Sunday 20th August 2017 from 11:00am to 17:00pm

20/08/17
19:00
15°
19%

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 20th August 2017 from 21:00pm to Monday 21st August 2017 00:00am

20/08/17
19:00
14°
50%

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