Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP
This event is one of a regular monthly open evenings at Alston Observatory and offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to visit this research-grade facility.
If the skies are clear you’ll be invited to observe through their huge 70cm diameter state of the art robotic telescope. If the weather isn’t so kind enjoy an astronomical presentation in their Discovery Dome planetarium.
Tickets are free of charge however prior booking is required. As far as we (the Go Stargazing team) can tell tickets for this event are added to the observatory’s Eventbrite page within a few days after the previous month’s event. They are incredibly popular and often get fully booked within only a few hours! Good luck!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 06/02/2019
Alston Observatory is organising this event
Please contact Alston Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Wed 6th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.