Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, NW3 1DU
Join the enthusiastic team from the Hampstead Scientific Society for this one of their regular open evenings of their fantastic Hampstead Observatory. Lovingly restored and reopened in September 2019 the observatory is home to a 6″ Cooke refracting telescope built around the turn of the 20th century and, despite its age, offers truly amazing views of the skies above London.
Note that the observatory is only open when the skies are clear! Potential visitors are encouraged check the pinned post at the top of the Society’s Facebook page if the event is going ahead before setting off.
No booking is required for this event and there is no charge however attendees are asked to consider making a donation for what would undoubtedly be a memorable visit.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/01/2020
Hampstead Scientific Society is organising this event
Please contact Hampstead Scientific Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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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.
Fri 17th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.