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

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...

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See Tim Peake's Spacecraft and Stargaze at Shildon

Shildon National Railway Museum, Shildon, DL4 2RE

The National Railway Museum in Shildon hosts an exhibition from 22nd November 2017 to 15th January 2018 featuring the actual Soyuz spacecraft that returned British Astronaut Tim Peake to Earth! You can even experience this 400km journey yourself in...

Tonight from 16:00

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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...

Tonight from 17:00

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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...

Tonight from 18:00

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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...

Tonight from 18:30

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Sonnets and Stargazing at the Hoober Observatory

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

Culture integrates with Science at this special event organised by Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership. The event starts in Eldon Street, Barnsley where a bus will collect attendees and transport them to the observatory with poet James Nash...

Tonight from 18:30

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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...

Tonight from 19:00

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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.

Tonight from 19:00

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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...

Tonight from 19:00

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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...

Tonight from 19:00

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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).

Tonight from 19:30

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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.

Tonight from 19:30

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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...

Tonight from 19:30

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Observing with Melton & District Astro

Gaddesby Village Hall, Melton Mowbray, LE7 4WF

Join members of Melton & District Astronomical Society for one of their regular meetings. Being predominantly an observing society the priority is always to get outside and look up, all welcome no matter your experience, small donation.

Tonight from 19:30

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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...

Tonight from 19:30

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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.

Tonight from 19:30

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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...

Tonight from 19:30

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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...

Tonight from 19:30

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Stargazing - An introduction to astronomy for families and beginners

Cherryburn Cottage, Mickley, NE43 7DD

Join Ace of Space Astronomy for a fun and interactive way to learn all about the cosmos; exploring the planets, moons, stars and beyond followed by stargazing outside (weather permitting). Tea or Coffee included with ticket (pre-booking essential).

Tonight from 19:30

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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Toothill Observatory, Southampton, SO16 8AL

Join the friendly and enthusiastic Solent Amateur Astronomers as they open their observatory for an evening of observing (weather permitting). Open until late or until the weather closes in. Small fee applies.

Tonight from 19:30

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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.

Tonight from 19:30

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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...

Tonight from 19:45

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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...

Tonight from 19:45

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Social Stargazing with UK Astronomy

Emberton Sports and Social Club, Emberton, MK45 5BS

Join members of the UK Astronomy Social Network for a stargazing session in Emberton near Milton Keynes. As this event is weather dependent it will take place only on a clear night on one of the events dates, check the event organiser's website...

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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...

Tonight from 20:00

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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...

Tonight from 20:00

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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.

Tonight from 20:30

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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...

Tonight from 21:30

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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 25th November 2017 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

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Night Sky Live! At Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Visit the Winchester Science Centre for an inspirational two day festival celebrating the night sky... With experts leading exciting activities there will be plenty of things for people of all ages to see and do.There will be numerous...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 17:00pm to Sunday 26th November 2017 21:00pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 17:00pm to 19:00pm

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Beginners Telescope Workshop at Killhope Lead Mine

Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR

Join local astronomer and astrophotographer Gary Lintern for this stargazing event aimed at beginners and novices. Take your telescope along if you have one and receive expert advice on how to use it. Spaces are limited with low numbers ensuring...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

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Moon Watch at Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal

Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE

Join the members from Eddington Astronomical Society who will be at the Brewery Arts Centre this evening for this public event observing the moon (and other cool things!) through their telescopes.

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

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Stargazing at Cragside House

Cragside - National Trust, Morpeth, NE65 7PX

Visit the wonderful Cragside House and enjoy spectacular views of the Milky Way. Enjoy an introductory talk then join expert astronomers who will have their telescopes primed to observe fascinating deep space objects. Soup and hot drink included!

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm

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Introduction to Stargazing at St Aidans

RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park, Leeds, LS26 8AL

Join the RSPB and astronomers from Wakefield and District Astronomical Society for a night under the stars and an evening of astronomy! Enjoy a presentation introducing stargazing then an interactive tour of the night sky and observing through...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Moonwatch at Bradley Burn Farm Shop

Bradley Burn Farm Shop, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3JH

See the craters, mountains and lava plains on the Moon at this event at Bradley Burn Farm Shop in collaboration with Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society. As well as our closest natural satellite telescopes will be pointed at a variety of objects...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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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...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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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 25th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Toothill Observatory, Southampton, SO16 8AL

Join the friendly and enthusiastic Solent Amateur Astronomers as they open their observatory for an evening of observing (weather permitting). Open until late or until the weather closes in. Small fee applies.

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

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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...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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Stars in your Skies - Death of Stars

Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, SY6

The Crab nebula got its name because it looked a bit Crab-like when it was sketched in 1840. It is the remnant of a star that went with a Bang (a Supernova, probably in 1054). Stuff gets left behind too, like Black Holes. Other stars die when they...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Stars in your skies - Death of stars

Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, SY6

The Crab nebula got its name because it looked a bit Crab-like when it was sketched in 1840. It is the remnant of a star that went with a Bang (a Supernova, probably in 1054). Stuff gets left behind too, like Black Holes. Other stars die when they...

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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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 26th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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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 26th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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