Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 14th February 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.

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- This event is weather dependent and will only take place if the skies are clear enough for observing. It is therefore necessary to check the weather forecast and confirm with the event organisers that this event is going ahead.

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 Hampstead Scientific 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 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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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

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