Hesketh Park Observatory
Hesketh Park, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9LN
Members of the Southport Astronomical Society are celebrating Heritage Open Days by opening their fantastic observatory in Hesketh Park.
The grade two listed building was moved to the park in 1878, including the observatory, which is home to a six-inch Cooke refracting telescope and clockwork mechanism.
The observatory will be open from 11:00 to 15:00 on weekdays and from 11:00 to 16:00 at the weekend.
Please note that this has already taken place on 09/09/2022
Southport Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Southport Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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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Local light pollution
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