Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 18th January 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Hampstead Observatory
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.

As this event is clear-weather only you might register on our website and add this location to your favourites to receive email notifications when events take place here and the forecast is good?

Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/01/2020


Event organiser

Hampstead Scientific Society

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.


Event booking

Please check the event organisers Facebook page early evening of the night of this event to confirm that the event is going ahead.

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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.



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