Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 26th July 2020 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Hesketh Park Observatory

Hesketh Park, Southport, PR9 9LN


Visit the fabulous Grade 2 Hesketh Park Observatory at this one of a number of public open days that take place on the last Sunday of each month throughout the year.

This is a great opportunity to see up close a rare example of a working 6 inch aperture Victorian refracting telescope made by the famous self-taught optical specialist Thomas Cooke. Learn about the facility's history and Joseph Baxendale, the founding astronomer, who was in 1871 was appointed 'Timekeeping Astronomer and Meteorologist for Manchester'.

These events are proudly run on a voluntary basis by the enthusiastic members of Southport Astronomical Society. No booking is required, simply turn up on the day and take the family along!

Note that opening times are 10.30 am to 4.30 pm (April to September) and 10.30 am to 4.00 pm (October to March).

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Southport Astronomical Society 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 Southport Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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