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

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 20th July 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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 20th July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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 20th July 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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 20th July 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 20th July 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Elan Valley

Elan Valley - Visitor Centre, Rhayader, LD6 5HP

A unique opportunity for you to be part of a small group of 15 like minded individuals enjoying the dark skies of Wales. On the evening you will be accompanied by two astronomers who will guide you around the night sky from constellations to nebula,...

Friday 20th July 2018 from 23:00pm to Saturday 21st July 2018 02:00am

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ

Astronomers from Flamsteed Astronomy Society will be in attendance at the Royal Observatory Greenwich with special solar telescopes for a free and open to the public observing session of our closest star. No booking required simply turn up on the...

Saturday 21st July 2018 from 11:30am to 16:00pm

Saturday is SUN-Day! Solar Observing

Lime Tree Observatory, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

The Lime Tree Observatory will be opening its doors for an afternoon observing the Sun. This is an informal session with no booking required, simply turn up between 12:00 to 16:00 (admission fee).

Saturday 21st July 2018 from 12:00pm 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 chat...

Saturday 21st July 2018 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

Buckingham Fringe Astronomy Day

The Paddock - Bourton Park, Buckingham, MK18 7AB

Astronomers from UK Astronomy will be stargazing at Bourton Park as part of the Buckingham Fringe festival. See the Sun through special solar telescopes throughout the day and planets during the evening. Lots of other activities all of which...

Saturday 21st July 2018 from 15:00pm to 23:00pm

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 held on the third Saturday of every month. The event will often include a talk by a guest speaker and always include...

Saturday 21st July 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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 21st July 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

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 21st July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Join members of Shropshire Astronomical Society for this observing session, weather dependent. Check with event organisers to confirm this event is taking place.

Saturday 21st July 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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 21st July 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Stars in Your Skies - The Apollo Program

Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, SY6

The popular "Stars in Your Skies" series of events held at Carding Mill Valley continues in 2018 with this event focussing on the Apollo moon landings program. Enjoy a presentation and learn about man's journey to Earth's closest natural satellite,...

Saturday 21st July 2018 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 21st July 2018 from 21:00pm to Sunday 22nd July 2018 00:00am

Central London Solar Observing Picnic

Regent's Park - Hanover Green, London, NW1 4NU

Free family friendly fun day in Regent's Park. Join astronomers who will have special solar telescopes to observe the Sun.

Sunday 22nd July 2018 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Stargazing and Astrophotography at Broadhaven

Broadhaven South Car Park, Bosherston,

Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects and enjoy the wonderful Milky Way all whilst learning the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps....

Sunday 22nd July 2018 from 23:00pm to Monday 23rd July 2018 02:00am


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