Daresbury Laboratory Open Day 2023

Daresbury Laboratory Open Day 2023

Saturday 15th July 2023 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Daresbury Laboratory
Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4FS

The Daresbury Laboratory Open Day hosts over 100 hands-on activities for visitors of all ages! For example, in their Space Zone, you can marvel at a giant sun, get up close with meteorites and meet the engineers who keep astronomy instruments super cool, and lots more! This is a free event; prior booking via Eventbrite is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 15/07/2023

Event booking

Please reserve your free tickets via Eventbrite.

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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.

  • Lloyds Meadow Glamping

    Delamere Road, Mouldsworth, Cheshire, CH3 8BD (8.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Glan Llyn Farmhouse

    Pant Du Road, Nercwys, Clwyd, CH7 4DD (27.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Alkington Grange Barns

    Alkington, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3NH (28.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Dovestone Holiday Park

    Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Lancashire, OL3 7NF (30.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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