Alston Observatory Open Evening - February 2023

Alston Observatory Open Evening - February 2023

Wednesday 1st February 2023 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Alston Observatory
Alston Lane, Preston, Lancashire, 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 an excellent opportunity for public members to visit this research-grade facility, enjoy a presentation suitable for novices and beginners, and explore the dark skies above using large telescopes.  

Prior booking is required. This event’s free tickets will be available from 6 pm on the 16th of January. Please ignore anyone claiming to be reselling these free tickets.

Please note that this has already taken place on 01/02/2023


Event organiser

Alston Observatory

Alston Observatory is organising this event

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


Event booking

Book your free tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Bowland Wild Boar Park

    Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2QT (5.9 miles away)

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  • Clerk Laithe Lodge

    Slaidburn Road, Newton in Bowland, Lancashire, BB7 (11.8 miles away)

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  • Graystock Lodge – Cockerham

    Cockerham, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 0ER (14.5 miles away)

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  • Daisy Bank Camp

    Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7JB (21.1 miles away)

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  • Granny House Holiday Cottage

    Bell Busk, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DU (23.0 miles away)

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  • Shepherds Cottage – Winshaw

    Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, Lancashire, LA6 3AT (27.9 miles away)

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