Rosse Observatory public open evening

Rosse Observatory public open evening

The second Friday of the month from January 2023 to December 2024

Rosse Observatory
Carleton Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3RJ

Enjoy an evening of stargazing with friendly astronomers from the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society at this one of their regular open evenings at their fantastic Rosse Observatory.

Enjoy amazing views through their large 14″ aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope. These events go ahead no matter the weather, with a presentation or an informal, friendly chat in the warm observatory room if cloudy.

These sessions occur on the first Tuesday and the second and third Friday of each month, with no prior booking required. However, if you would like to visit the observatory more frequently, please consider becoming a Member of the Society.


Event organiser

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society organises these events

Please contact West Yorkshire Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding their events.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of Rosse Observatory public open evening events at Rosse Observatory. You can view events at this location on a calendar.

  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 13th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 11th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 8th November 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 13th December 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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