Dark Skies Festival Workshops and Stargazing at the Poltimore Inn Observatory

Dark Skies Festival Workshops and Stargazing at the Poltimore Inn Observatory

Saturday 14th October 2023 from 13:00pm to 22:30pm

The Poltimore Observatory and Inn
East Street, North Molton, Devon, EX36 3HR

Enjoy a day of family-friendly astronomy activities at the Poltimore Inn Observatory and experience fabulous nighttime skies using their telescopes.

The day starts with a family-friendly space workshop, “Blast Off”, from 13:00 to 14:30.

There will be a telescope workshop from 16:00 to 17:30.

The stargazing session starts at 18:00 to 22:30 and includes a tour of the observatory and observing using their large-aperture telescopes.

This event is organised in collaboration with Space Detectives, who will give an introductory presentation on astronomy and VR experiences, perfect if the skies are cloudy!

Why not enjoy a meal in the pub and perhaps book to stay over for a stargazing break?

This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Family Fun Day Blast Off at Poltimore Observatory

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/10/2023


Event organiser

Poltimore Inn Observatory

Poltimore Inn Observatory is organising this event

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


Event booking

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at The Poltimore Observatory and Inn. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Telescope Workshop and Stargazing at the Poltimore Inn Observatory

    Saturday 18th May 2024 from 16:00pm to 20:30pm

    The Poltimore Observatory and Inn, North Molton, EX36 3HR

    More info
  • Stargazing at the Poltimore Inn Observatory

    Saturday 18th May 2024 from 18:00pm to 22:30pm

    The Poltimore Observatory and Inn, North Molton, EX36 3HR

    More info