Hampstead Observatory public open evening

Hampstead Observatory public open evening

Saturday 24th February 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Hampstead Observatory
Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 1DU

Join the friendly team of astronomers at the Hampstead Observatory for an evening of stargazing. The Observatory is home to a historic Cooke refracting telescope, which offers incredible views of the Moon, planets and the brighter deep-sky objects, even from its London location!

Entry is free of charge; however, prior registration is required. The facility is run entirely by volunteers who rely on your generous donations to keep the Observatory. Please bring cash if you would like to donate!

Note that events only go ahead if the weather permits observing; therefore, tickets are often available at short notice via Eventbrite.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/02/2024


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 reserve your free spaces via Eventbrite.

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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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