Alston Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 10th January 2018 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Alston Observatory

Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP


Join the professional Astronomers at Alston Observatory for this one of their regular monthly open evenings that run through the observing season October through March.  These events offer a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to visit this research-grade facility and explore the dark skies above.  Tickets are free of charge however prior booking is required.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Alston Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Alston Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Wednesday 10th January 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Alston Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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